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    Default completion/take advantage of/avail/hardly

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    We are going to have completion of some repairs in the next weeks.

    You may occupy the house on completion of contract.

    completion = the act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service

    Predictions receiving their completion in Christ.

    completion = state of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization

    We must study radio-astronomy in the microwave range in order to take best advantage of the low sky temperatures generally found at these frequencies.

    The cat took advantage of the high grass to creep up on the bird.

    Jean took advantage of the lunch hour to finish her homework.

    take advantage of = to make good use of

    He took advantage of his friend's kindness.

    The little children did not know how much to pay for the candy, and Ralph took advantage of them.

    take advantage of = to treat (someone) unfairly for your own gain or help; make unfair use of; profit selfishly by

    Nothing could avail against the enemy attack.

    The eagerness of out team didn't avail against the fitness and skill of our opponents.

    This scheme will not avail.

    The medicine did not avail.

    Against such an onslaught nothing could avail.

    His efforts did not avail him.

    avail (v) = to be of use or advantage to; help

    She availed herself of the offer.

    I should avail myself of every chance to improve my English.

    He availed himself of his position.

    avail = make use of, profit by

    We tried to revive him but to no avail.

    avail (n) = use, benefit, or advantage

    We hardly can say that we fully understand even the most elementary facts about the inner structure of the neutron.

    hardly = almost not

    Recovering hardly what he lost before.

    hardly = in a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty

    The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.

    hardly = unwillingly; grudgingly

    Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.

    I had hardly uttered a word.

    hardly = scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly

    He has in many things been hardly used.

    hardly = severely; harshly; roughly

    Hardly any of the students did well on the test, so the teacher explained the lesson again.

    Charles and his friends each had three cookies, and when they went out, hardly any cookies were left.

    hardly any = almost no or almost one; very few

    It hardly ever snows in Florida.

    Johnny hardly ever reads a book.

    hardly ever = very rarely; almost never; seldom

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: completion/take advantage of/avail/hardly

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    We are going to have completion of some repairs in the next weeks.
    We are going to complete some repairs in the next weeks.
    You may occupy the house on completion of contract.

    completion = the act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service

    Predictions receiving their completion in Christ. (May be figurative)
    After completion of 1st stage of the project, the cash flow will start.
    completion = state of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization (used to link a stage during implementation of a project.)

    We must study radio-astronomy in the microwave range in order to take the best advantage of the low sky temperatures generally found at these frequencies.

    The cat took advantage of the high grass to creep up on the bird.

    Jean took advantage of the lunch hour to finish her homework.

    take advantage of = to make good use of

    He took advantage of his friend's kindness.

    The little children did not know how much to pay for the candy, and Ralph took advantage of them.

    take advantage of = to treat (someone) unfairly for your own gain or help; make unfair use of; profit selfishly by

    Nothing could avail against the enemy attack.

    The eagerness of out team didn't avail against the fitness and skill of our opponents.

    This scheme will not avail.

    The medicine did not avail. The life jacket was of little or no avail

    Against such an onslaught nothing could avail.

    His efforts did not avail him. Or His efforts were of no avail.

    avail (v) = to be of use or advantage to; help

    She availed herself of the offer.

    I should avail myself of every chance to improve my English.

    He availed himself of his position.

    avail = make use of, profit by

    We tried to revive him but to no avail. (Idiomatic use)

    avail (n) = use, benefit, or advantage

    We hardly can say that we fully understand even the most elementary facts about the inner structure of the neutron.

    hardly = almost not

    Recovering hardly what he lost before.

    hardly = in a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty

    The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.

    hardly = unwillingly; grudgingly

    Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.

    I had hardly uttered a word.

    hardly = scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly

    He has (in) many things been hardly used.

    hardly = severely; harshly; roughly

    Hardly any of the students did well on the test, so the teacher explained the lesson again.

    Charles and his friends each had three cookies, and when they went out, hardly any cookies were left.

    hardly any = almost no or almost one; very few

    It hardly ever snows in Florida.

    Johnny hardly ever reads a book.

    hardly ever = very rarely; almost never; seldom
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are nice and Ok.

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