Correct spelling, explanation: largely is an adverb constructed by suffixing the base word large with -ly, which is an adverb-creating suffix. In this case, the base word ends in e, so there is no need to add any other letter, and the process is simple: large + ly = largely.
Definition of largely:
1. mostly, to a great extent
You should’ve been more careful, but this accident was largely my fault anyway.
It’s largely thanks to my mom that now I can cook great meals.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: for
largelly to be correct, either the base word would have to be largel, or for the suffix to be -lly, and none of this is correct. Largely is based on the word large, and the adverb-creating suffix is just -ly so it’s unnecessary to add another l to this word.
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