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As a whole vs Wholly

As a whole /adjective/adverb/ (সামগ্রিকভাবে)

As a whole যেকোন কিছুর একটি সামগ্রিক অর্থ বোঝাতে ব্যবহৃত হয়।

As a whole is used to make a statement that relates to all the parts of something which is considered as a group and not in parts.


  • As a whole, we went to discuss the agreement.
  • It examines the impact on society as a whole, as well as families and individuals.
  • This is an understanding of right and wrong and respect for oneself and society as a whole.
  • Your batch as a whole is doing great.


Wholly /adverb/ (সম্পূর্ণরূপে)

Wholly সম্পূর্ণরূপে/পুরোপরিভাবে কিছু একটা সম্পন্ন করা বোঝাতে ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Wholly means ‘to the fullest extent’ and is synonymous to completely and entirely.



  • The fire wholly consumed the house and all of its contents.

(এখানে লক্ষণীয় যে, as a whole বেশিরভাগ সময় বাক্যে noun কে modify করে adjective হিসেবে কাজ করে। অপরপক্ষে, wholly বাক্যে verb কে modify করে adverb হিসেবে কাজ করে)

  • Soniya is wholly devoted to her family.
  • An infant is wholly dependent on its mother.
  • The claim is wholly
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