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    Rarely

    I don't know how I must use "rarely", I mean in wich position in the sentence.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Rarely

    P'm not a teacher.

    Hi ammiraglia,

    http://www.answers.com/rarely?afid=TBarLookup&nafid=27

    The windows are rarely or never opened.

    It was rarely indeed that any such request was denied.

    rarely = seldom

    I believed him to be rarely good and wise.

    You can write rarely now, after all your schooling, I should think.

    rarely = exceptionally, unusually, perfectly, excellently

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: Rarely

    1. The windows are rarely or never opened. - It was rarely indeed that any such request was denied.

    rarely = seldom

    2. I believed him to be rarely good and wise. - You can write rarely now, after all your schooling, I should think.

    rarely = exceptionally, unusually, perfectly, excellently
    #1 - fine.
    #2 - No. Not in modern English.

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    Re: Rarely

    And at the start (with an inverted verb):

    Rarely have I seen anyone look so sad.

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