These two comments were taken from one of our posts here on ELL. I think I had two questions, and the one in the comment was one of them . Would you read and comment please?
@learner Do you mean that reading John's answer caused you to check a dictionary? Then "You made me check a dictionary" would be most appropriate, but if you want to avoid saying "you", you can avoid using a causative entirely and say "I had to check a dictionary" instead.
Thank you @SB. My questions were duly answered.
For the meaning of duly, Merriam Webster's says: in a due manner or time : properly
What sense do you understand from my comment to the knowledgeable person who answered my questions? Was my answer appropriate and does it sound natural? When I was typing the comment I was afraid that the comment would have a bossy tone as if the other person was doing a job. Sometimes after reading more you feel get further lost.
I generally understand the meaning, but not so much as to know exactly when and how to use it other than copying the examples presented in the dictionaries! I hope this post was duly posted to see how far I have gone in knowing how to use it.
Please, bear in mind that I have read some posts in ELU (for example here and here) and this word's entries in several dictionaries including Cambridge, Oxford, The Free Dictionary and Macmillan. I have also checked COCA for more examples.
If my use above was not quite right, how would you fix it but still using duly there. I hope my question would be duly answered!