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Finaly vs. Finally: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 13, 2024
The incorrect spelling is "Finaly," while the correct spelling is "Finally," used to indicate something occurring after a long time or as a conclusion.

Which is correct: Finaly or Finally

How to spell Finally?

Finaly is Incorrect

Finally is Correct


Key Differences

Associate it with "timely," another word that ends with the same "-ly" suffix.
Remember, "finally" includes the word "final," just add "ly."
Note that "finally" has two L's, just like "all" — and it often comes at the "all-important" end of something.
Think of it as "final" with an additional "ly," since something is finally coming to an end.
Imagine the word "ally" at the end, as you're an "ally" to correct spelling.

Correct usage of Finally

We waited for hours and then the concert started finaly.
We waited for hours and then the concert started finally.
Finaly, she crossed the finish line.
Finally, she crossed the finish line.
The team worked hard and finaly won the championship.
The team worked hard and finally won the championship.
He thought he would never see the end of the movie, but finaly it was over.
He thought he would never see the end of the movie, but finally it was over.
After many attempts, he finaly solved the puzzle.
After many attempts, he finally solved the puzzle.

Finally Definitions

Finally can introduce a summarizing statement or point.
Finally, let's review what we've learned.
Finally is used to express the conclusiveness of an action or event.
She finally decided to take the job.
Finally refers to something happening after a prolonged period.
Finally, they arrived at their destination.
Finally denotes the last in a sequence of events or items.
Finally, mix in the vanilla extract.
Finally signifies a shift to an important point or element.
Finally, the main issue is trust.
Forming or occurring at the end; last
The final scene of a film.
Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate
An act with both an immediate and a final purpose.
At the end or conclusion; ultimately.
The contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
(sequence) To finish (with); lastly (in the present).
Finally, I washed my dog.
(manner) Definitively, comprehensively.
The question of his long-term success has now been finally settled.
At the end or conclusion; ultimately; lastly; as, the contest was long, but the Romans finally conquered.
Whom patience finally must crown.
Completely; beyond recovery.
Not any house of noble English in Ireland was utterly destroyed or finally rooted out.
After a long period of time or an especially long delay;
At length they arrived
The item at the end;
Last, I'll discuss family values
As the end result of a succession or process;
Ultimately he had to give in
At long last the winter was over

Finally Sentences

Finally, we found the lost keys under the couch.
He finally finished his homework and went to play outside.
She finally understood the math problem after the teacher explained it again.
The long winter was over, and spring had finally arrived.
The movie started late, but finally, the lights dimmed, and it began.
After a long day at school, she finally got to relax and read her book.
After saving for months, he finally had enough money to buy the bicycle.
The car was fixed after many attempts, and it finally worked properly.
It finally rained after weeks of dry weather.
She had been nervous all day, but finally, it was her turn to present.
The traffic was terrible, but I finally arrived at my friend's house.
We finally decided on a name for our new puppy.
The team practiced every day and finally won their first game.
They finally reached the top of the mountain after hours of hiking.
After many years, the old friends finally reunited.
He finally admitted he was wrong after the evidence was shown.
The computer was not working, but finally, after restarting it, it began to work.
The class was difficult, but I finally passed with a good grade.
The book was slow to start, but finally, it became very exciting.
After trying several times, she finally learned how to swim.
It took a long time, but she finally completed the marathon.
The puzzle was challenging, but finally, all the pieces fit together.
After looking everywhere, I finally found my glasses in the refrigerator.
After a long delay, the flight finally took off.
They finally agreed on where to go for their vacation.


Which vowel is used before Finally?

Typically "a" as in "a finally concluded matter."

What is the root word of Finally?

The root word is "final."

What is the pronunciation of Finally?

Pronounced as /ˈfaɪnəli/.

Why is it called Finally?

It's called "Finally" because it is derived from the word "final," indicating a concluding event or statement.

Which conjunction is used with Finally?

"And" is often used, as in "and finally."

Is Finally a noun or adjective?

Finally is an adverb.

What is the singular form of Finally?

"Finally" does not have a singular or plural form as it is an adverb.

What is the verb form of Finally?

There is no verb form of "finally"; it's an adverb.

Is Finally an adverb?

Yes, it is an adverb.

Which article is used with Finally?

Generally, no article is used with "finally" as it is an adverb.

How many syllables are in Finally?

Three syllables.

Which determiner is used with Finally?

Typically, no determiner is used with "finally."

What is the plural form of Finally?

"Finally" does not have a plural form.

Which preposition is used with Finally?

No specific preposition is universally associated with "finally."

Is Finally an abstract noun?

No, it's not an abstract noun; it's an adverb.

Is Finally a negative or positive word?

It's generally neutral but can be either positive or negative depending on context.

What is a stressed syllable in Finally?

The first syllable, "Fi," is stressed.

What is the second form of Finally?

N/A, as "finally" is an adverb.

Is Finally a vowel or consonant?

It is a word, not a vowel or consonant.

Is the Finally term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically.

What is the opposite of Finally?

Opposites could include "initially" or "formerly."

How is Finally used in a sentence?

Example: After hours of discussion, we finally reached an agreement.

Is Finally a countable noun?

No, it's not a noun at all; it's an adverb.

Is Finally a collective noun?

No, it's an adverb.

Is the word Finally imperative?

No, it's not imperative.

How do we divide Finally into syllables?


What is another term for Finally?

Another term could be "ultimately."

What is the first form of Finally?

N/A, as "finally" is an adverb and doesn't have forms like a verb.

What is the third form of Finally?

N/A, as "finally" is an adverb.

What part of speech is Finally?

It's an adverb.
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