#UseOfEnglish: Several and Severally

Use Of English

The words “several” and “severally” sound similar but mean different things and are used differently.

Several means many or plenty in number.

Example: “There were several vehicles involved in the accident”. That sentence says that many vehicles were involved in the accident.

Severally is another word for: separately, individually, or turn by turn.

Example: “The students were responsible for their registration severally”. This means that the students have to carry out their registration activities individually.

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