Fully, Totally, Completely

Phi

Senior Member
USA
Arabic
I am writing this statement. I am not sure which word/ constuction is the best. can you please help? X and Y are two tests.

X was not able to replace Y totally, but it was acceptable.

X was not able to fully raplace Y, but it was acceptable.

X was not able to completely replace Y, but it was acceptable
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    You will have to say what X and Y are - it will make a difference to the answer.
     

    Phi

    Senior Member
    USA
    Arabic
    X and Y are two medical tests to diagnose a disease. Y is the most accurate test. X is an alternative which is not as accurate as Y but almost close. We did the X instead of Y because we had to. Now I want to describe it with one of the below 3 senetnces

    X was not able to replace Y totally, but it was acceptable for/ to us.

    X was not able to fully raplace Y, but it was acceptable for/ to us.

    X was not able to completely replace Y, but it was acceptable for/ to us.
     

    JamesM

    Senior Member
    In that case, none of them works for me. In the context you gave, you did replace Y with X -- completely. :) I would word this some other way entirely. The results of test X are not as accurate as test Y, but they were acceptable to us.
     
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