Ordinarily

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Expectation SettingPlay
Use 'ordinarily' to set expectations about what usually happens, but allow for exceptions. SlideShe ordinarily takes questions at the end, but today she started with a Q&A.
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Not AbsolutePlay
'Ordinarily' indicates something that's common but not guaranteed; there can be variations. SlideOrdinarily, the park is quiet, but today there's a concert.
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Comparative ContextPlay
Use 'ordinarily' when comparing a usual situation with a special or different case. SlideHe would ordinarily ask for a report, but he needed a presentation this time.