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    #1

    '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?

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    #2

    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?
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    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.

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    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

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