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    Default I scarcely understood/overcame....

    I scarcely understood the issue.
    I scarcely overcame the problem.

    Hello teachers,
    Are these two correct?


    Thank you.

    (sb, I have merged this question with the thread where you had already asked it. Please don't start separate threads with identical questions - 5jj)
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Sep-2013 at 19:10. Reason: explanation of merger

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    Default Re: Multiple choice option (scarcely)

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello again dear all,
    A few minutes ago, in another forum I asked the same question but they told me that the all options are incorrect.
    He/she told me: "Any sentence which says "They scarcely entered..." without the verb 'to have' is wrong. One cannot 'scarsely' do anything. 'They had scarcely entered..." is correct, but it has to be followed by 'began' - you cannot say 'they begun', it has to be 'they began'.
    If you click here you will see his response: Multiple choice option (scarcely) - WordReference Forums

    Do you agree with him?

    Thank you very much.
    I agree with the people in the other forum. I find all those options to be incorrect. I would expect to see "had scarcely entered/began" as an option.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I scarcely understood/overcame....

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    I scarcely understood the issue.
    I scarcely overcame the problem.

    Hello teachers,
    Are these two correct?
    Yes.

    Several of the 2,945 examples here use that construction.

    Rover
    Last edited by 5jj; 03-Sep-2013 at 19:12. Reason: Quote added after merging threads

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