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Dully vs Duly


Dully vs Duly. It is duly noted that these words vary by just one letter and are often misused. It is also duly noted that ErrNET will prevent this mistake!

Dully is causing boredom; tedious; uninteresting; not bright or clear; mentally slow; not acute or intense.

Duly is in a due manner; properly; fittingly; punctually.

Because of their similar spellings, dully and duly are often misused in English writing. It should be duly noted that you will never misuse these words in your writing if you use ErrNET copyediting technology to check your work!

Dully sentence examples:

The dully throbbing pain in my head from my migraine headache lasted all day making it impossible for me to get out of bed and go to work.

The dully minded criminal left all of the evidence of his crime in the trunk of his car and was immediately apprehended by the police.

The dully lit restaurant made it very difficult for the elderly to read the menu, however it made for a very romantic setting.

His jokes and amazing sense of humor rang dully among the boring dinner guests with no personality.

I would imagine that it would be very difficult to clean a house or even function properly in a house that was dully lit with oil lamps and candles in the old days.

Duly sentence examples:

I will never trust a politician but as long as he or she duly exercises his or her power, I have no issues.

The Department of Social Services duly acknowledged the receipt of letters from the unfit parents but still refused to give them full custody of their children.

Your thoughts and comments on this matter have been duly noted and we will soon get back to you with our final decision.

Her request from the federal penitentiary to visit her incarcerated husband duly arrived three days later.

Your letter of resignation has been duly noted and forwarded to the proper authorities.


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