Can an answer be 'nearly right'? People who mark test papers or exams will sometimes award part marks for 'nearly right' answers. Surely, that's preferable to leaving an answer unanswered where no marks whatsoever would be given. Sometimes, as well, we're encouraged to guess at an answer on a test paper or exam because might just get it right. You have, at your disposal now, all you need to put something 'right'. You might believe you're a long way from having what you need but all you need to do is make some effort. Trying is better than doing nothing.