Saturday, December 24, 2011


Whole = (i) including all components; being one unit; complete: ‘She read the whole book in one day.’ ‘The whole idea is to help him indirectly.’ (ii) constituting the total sum or undiminished entirely: ‘He owns the whole island.’ ‘She gave her whole attention to studies.’
As a whole = considered as a single body or unit: ‘The country as a whole is not ready for another election.’
On the whole = generally speaking: ‘On the whole, I can see no reason why you shouldn’t apply.’

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