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directly

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Word parts[change]

direct + -ly

Directly is on the Academic Vocabulary List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /dɪˈrɛk(t)li/ or /daɪˈrɛk(t)li/
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Adverb[change]

Positive
directly

Comparative
more directly

Superlative
most directly

  1. If something happens directly, it happens with nothing in between.
    I don't think we'll be directly affected by these changes.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
directly

  1. right after; as soon as.
    I'll pay him a visit directly I've finished my tea.