I think use of "usually" and "normally" is similar in English usage, and both are correct and exchangeable. I prefer 'normally' in most of my writings. Is there any suggestion for me?
Though the two words are used interchangeably, there is an etymological difference: You use usually when you talk of a habit or custom and normally when there is an underlying rule or order.
"Usually" does not seem to quote the same amount of regularity. An event may usually occur, but that almost implies that the other events have and will occur in its place. On the other hand, "normally" seems to imply that unless there are extraordinary circumstances, this is what will occur.
1 - usually: in normal circumstances
2 - in the usual or ordinary way
in the way that is usual or normal; most often
protected by tchrist Jun 20 at 16:26
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