Adding "nearly" to this sentence

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Adding "nearly" to this sentence

In what part of this sentence could you add "nearly", and what is the word for this? If I said, "My parents have been married for 20 years", or "Mes parents sont mariés il y a vingt ans", how would I say "My parents have been married for nearly 20 years" ? Does this require a different expression entirely? For context, I would be explaining that their wedding anniversary is next month.

Asked 2 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You use presque to say "nearly": Mes parents sont mariés depuis presque vingt ans.

Adding "nearly" to this sentence

In what part of this sentence could you add "nearly", and what is the word for this? If I said, "My parents have been married for 20 years", or "Mes parents sont mariés il y a vingt ans", how would I say "My parents have been married for nearly 20 years" ? Does this require a different expression entirely? For context, I would be explaining that their wedding anniversary is next month.

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