‘Formally’ / ‘Formerly’


F O R M A L L Y  –  Formally  –  means in a formal manner.

F O R M E R L Y  –  Formerly –  means earlier or previously.


EXAMPLES.

Formally .

You are dressed so formally, are you attending a business event?

I had invited him formally through an email.


Formerly .

Mumbai was formerly known as Bombay.

Kolkata was known as Calcutta, formerly.