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English definition of “personally”

personally

adverb     /ˈpɜː.sən.əl.i/ US  /ˈpɜːr.sən.əl.i/
B1 used when you give your opinion: Personally (speaking), I think the show is going to be a great success.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions B2 affecting you and not anyone else: He believes that parents should be made personally responsible for their children's behaviour.Particular and individual B2 done by you and not by someone else: These figures should be correct because I've checked them personally.Personal pronouns take sth personally C1 to think that someone is offending you when they are not: These criticisms should not be taken personally (= they are not meant to criticize any one person in particular).Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire Grammar:Evaluative adverbs (surprisingly) and viewpoint adverbs (personally)We put some adverbs outside the clause. They modify the whole sentence or utterance. Evaluative and viewpoint adverbs are good examples of this:See more
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