Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    wotcha's Avatar
    wotcha is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    735
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 'I've hardly finishe' or 'I've finished hardly..'

    1. I've hardly finished my homework.
    2. I've finished my homework hardly.

    Which is correct?

  2. #2
    SirGod's Avatar
    SirGod is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    424
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 'I've hardly finishe' or 'I've finished hardly..'

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I've hardly finished my homework.
    2. I've finished my homework hardly.

    Which is correct?
    *Not a teacher

    The first one is correct, because we put adverbs right after or before the verbs. In your case, present perfect, the adverbs (most of them- hardly is one of them) are put between the auxiliary verb and the main verb.

    I've hardly finished my homework.

  3. #3
    BobK's Avatar
    BobK is offline Harmless drudge
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    15,644
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 'I've hardly finishe' or 'I've finished hardly..'

    The second order would be possible but with a large pause before the adverb; even then, a different choice of adverb would be more likely: 'I've finished my homework... Almost - I still have to do the Bibliography'. And in the mouth of a second speaker, that adverb would make sense:

    A: I've finished my homework.
    B: Hardly - didn't she ask for a thousand words?

    b

Similar Threads

  1. As soon as we finished we will let you know.
    By kampal in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2010, 12:02
  2. 'Not having finished" or 'Having not finished'?
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-Aug-2010, 03:52
  3. when/if you're finished ?
    By ph2004 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 15-Nov-2009, 21:05
  4. I'm not finished yet
    By hanky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 18-Sep-2009, 18:38
  5. finished
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Sep-2004, 17:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •