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Formaly vs. Formally: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on December 17, 2023
"Formaly" is a misspelling; the correct spelling is "Formally," which means in a formal manner or officially.

Which is correct: Formaly or Formally

How to spell Formally?

Formaly is Incorrect

Formally is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "Formally" as formal + ly, indicating the manner of being formal.
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023
"Formally" includes "all," as in 'all' formalities are observed, unlike "Formaly."
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023
Associate "Formally" with "normally" - both end in 'mally.'
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023
Think of "Formally" containing 'mal' like 'formal,' emphasizing its official nature.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023
The word "Formally" is longer, suggesting more formality compared to "Formaly."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023
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Formally Definitions

In a manner that is formal, not casual.
She spoke formally, maintaining a professional tone.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023
Officially or by established procedure.
He was formally introduced as the keynote speaker.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In a formal, official, or ceremonial manner.
He was formally dressed for the occasion.
Sumera Saeed
Nov 23, 2023
With formal methods or procedures.
The agreement was formally signed by both parties.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 23, 2023
In accordance with established rules or conventions.
The event was formally organized with strict adherence to protocol.
Janet White
Nov 23, 2023
Relating to or involving outward form or structure, often in contrast to content or meaning.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Being or relating to essential form or constitution
A formal principle.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Following or being in accord with accepted or prescribed forms, conventions, or regulations
Had little formal education.
Went to a formal party.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Characterized by strict or meticulous observation of forms; methodical
Very formal in their business transactions.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Stiffly ceremonious
A formal greeting.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Characterized by technical or polysyllabic vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and explicit transitions; not colloquial or informal
Formal discourse.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance
A formal requirement that is usually ignored.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
Something, such as a gown or social affair, that is formal in nature.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In a formal manner.
He was dressed too formally for the occasion.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In accordance with official procedure.
He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In accordance with rigorous rules.
He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.
That which formally makes this [charity] a Christian grace, is the spring from which it flows.
You and your followers do stand formally divided against the authorized guides of the church and rest of the people.
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
With official authorization;
The club will be formally recognized
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023
In a formal manner;
He was dressed rather formally
Sara Rehman
Nov 23, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of formally?

The verb form related to "formally" is "formalize."
Sumera Saeed
Dec 17, 2023

Which vowel is used before formally?

The vowel 'a' is used before "formally" in "formal."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the singular form of formally?

"Formally" is an adverb and does not have a singular or plural form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the plural form of formally?

As an adverb, "formally" doesn't have a plural form.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the pronunciation of formally?

"Formally" is pronounced as /ˈfɔːr.məl.i/.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

Which preposition is used with formally?

"As" or "by" are often used with "formally" (e.g., formally by the rules).
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally a noun or adjective?

"Formally" is an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Why is it called formally?

It's called "formally" because it pertains to formality, following established or official convention.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

What is the root word of formally?

The root word is "formal."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally an adverb?

Yes, "formally" is an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally a collective noun?

No, "formally" is not a collective noun.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with formally?

Determiners are not typically used directly with "formally."
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Which conjunction is used with formally?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used (e.g., formally and officially).
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

How many syllables are in formally?

"Formally" has three syllables.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the opposite of formally?

The opposite is "informally" or "casually."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally a negative or positive word?

"Formally" is neutral; context determines its connotation.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

What is another term for formally?

Another term is "officially" or "ceremonially."
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

Which article is used with formally?

Articles are not typically used directly with "formally."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally an abstract noun?

"Formally" is not a noun; it's an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

What part of speech is formally?

"Formally" is an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally a vowel or consonant?

"Formally" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

Is formally a countable noun?

"Formally" is an adverb, not a noun, so it's not countable.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is the word formally imperative?

"Formally" is not imperative; it describes the manner of an action.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

How do we divide formally into syllables?

"Formally" is divided as for-mal-ly.
Aimie Carlson
Dec 17, 2023

What is the third form of formally?

"Formally" does not change forms as it is an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Dec 17, 2023

How is formally used in a sentence?

Example: "The ambassador formally greeted the delegates at the summit."
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023

Is the formally term a metaphor?

"Formally" can be used metaphorically to describe a manner of action.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in formally?

The first syllable is stressed in "formally."
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is the first form of formally?

"Formally" does not have verb forms, being an adverb.
Janet White
Dec 17, 2023

What is the second form of formally?

"Formally" remains constant as an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Dec 17, 2023
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