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not necessarily (so)

This page is about the collocation not necessarily (so)

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

not always or not definitely

For example

  • The wealthiest people aren't necessarily the happiest people.

  • They say it's impossible to speak without an accent, but I don't think that's necessarily so.

Quick Quiz

Being the biggest doesn't necessarily mean being

a. the smallest

b. the largest

c. the best

Contributor: Matt Errey