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    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    What's the difference between 'hardly' and 'scarcely'. Can I replace 'hardly' in the following sentence with 'scarcely'?
    We had hardly begun when we were told to stop.

    No.2
    She was glad that her success would __ for the women who would follow.
    a. make things easier b. make it easier
    The key is "a' but I can't see the difference. Could you please explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Default Re: hardly and scarcely etc

    1- Yes
    2- If anything, the use of 'things' is broader that b), but I can't see anything wrong with b).

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    Default Re: hardly and scarcely etc


    Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- Yes
    2- If anything, the use of 'things' is broader that b), but I can't see anything wrong with b).

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