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Difference between hard and hardly #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 11, 2005 13:33 pm   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Test No. incompl/elem-20 "Where am I?", question 8

I don't think that's going to be ..........

(a) hard
(b) hazard
(c) hardship
(d) hardly

Test No. incompl/elem-20 "Where am I?", answer 8

I don't think that's going to be hard.

Correct answer: (a) hard
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Difference between hard and hardly #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 11, 2005 17:16 pm   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Hard is an adjective and can either mean difficult or solid as in a hard exercise or a hard rock. Hardly is an adverb and means almost not at all/scarcely as in He is only a baby so naturally he can hardly speak.
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Difference between hard and hardly #3 (permalink) Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:09 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

with hardly the word order changes

The roadmen work hard.

Well, actually they are sweating and we see them giving their best

The roadmen hardly work.

They don't take great pains. Maybe they're chattering, and relaxing
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Difference between hard and hardly #4 (permalink) Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:20 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

hello
can u explain that, when we use the word "hardly" (adverb)?

thanks...
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Difference between hard and hardly #5 (permalink) Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:07 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

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Hi Rae,

'Hardly' as an adverb suggests 'almost not at all' and can be related to 'scarcely' and 'barely'. Look at these sentences: He hardly works at all because he only goes to the office once a week. He hardly understands a word of Spanish at the moment because he only started learning it two weeks ago.

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Difference between hard and hardly #6 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:57 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Hi ,

In what context one should use hazard ?
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Difference between hard and hardly #7 (permalink) Wed May 26, 2010 8:31 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

How about the hardship, please explain to me about it.
Thank so much.
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Difference between hard and hardly #8 (permalink) Wed May 26, 2010 8:45 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

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In what context one should use hazard ?

For example:
If you work at a nuclear power plant, you have many occupational hazards, because you're handling hazardous materials on a day-to-day basis.
Leaving a dead body in the street like that poses a grave biological hazard - passers-by can get sick.
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Difference between hard and hardly #9 (permalink) Wed May 26, 2010 8:51 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Bachyen wrote:
How about the hardship, please explain to me about it.
Thank so much.

First and foremost, hardship is a countable noun, so you cant use it in the original sentence because there's no "a".
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Difference between hard and hardly #10 (permalink) Thu May 27, 2010 12:03 pm   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Thank so much for your reply.
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Difference between hard and hardly #11 (permalink) Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:39 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Dear Alan.

He hardly works means He does not work sincerly or honestly?
that means he just works ?
regards Suchi.
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Difference between hard and hardly #12 (permalink) Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:55 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

I hardly go to the cinema. I'd rather stay at home.
I mean I rarely go to the movie theatre.
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Difference between hard and hardly #13 (permalink) Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:17 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Chinchu S Gireesh wrote:
Dear Alan.

He hardly works means He does not work sincerly or honestly?
that means he just works ?
regards Suchi.


He doesn't work very often/much.
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Difference between hard and hardly #14 (permalink) Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:02 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Chinchu S Gireesh wrote:
Dear Alan.

He hardly works means He does not work sincerely or honestly?
that means he just works ?
regards Suchi.


Hi Suchi,

The adverb 'hardly' in your sentence suggests that he almost doesn't do any work.

If there is a sound or a noise from cars on the motorway that is a long way away, you can't it hear it clearly because it is not near you and you would say: I can hardly hear the sound of the traffic.

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Difference between hard and hardly #15 (permalink) Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:54 am   Difference between hard and hardly
 

Does "working hardly" and "hardly working" mean the same? i.e he doesn't work very often or "working hardly" means he is working very hard. Kindly clarify.
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