When can I say "seriously"? Is it an emphasis?
"Seriously" here is used for emphasis and means "really". Therefore, you can use "seriously" in this way when you want to emphasize something, or show a strong emotion. Keep in mind, using "seriously" for emphasis can come off as sassy, so I do not recommend using "seriously" like this in formal situations. Here are some examples using "seriously" for emphasis: Ex: My roommate is seriously pretty. Ex: Seriously! I can't believe he said that to you.
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