above all vs. overall

By | February 9, 2017
above all vs. overall
This above all: to thine own self be true.
E soprattutto sii sincero con te stesso.
- William Shakespeare
✓ I love her for many reasons, but above all because she makes me laugh.
✗ I love her for many reasons, but *overall* because she makes me laugh.
La amo per tanti motivi, ma soprattutto perché mi fa ridere.
Overall we are satisfied with the service.
Tutto sommato siamo soddisfatti del servizio.
Above all has a similar meaning to especially. Overall has a similar meaning to generally.

Now try the quiz below! There are TEN answers. The pass mark is 90% (9 out of 10). Click on the blue arrows to go to the next or previous question. You can check your answers immediately or when you've finished the quiz.

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