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    #1

    recognize

    I wonder if there is a subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I hardly know you.
    2. I hardly recognize you.

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    Re: recognize

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is a subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I hardly know you.
    2. I hardly recognize you.
    "I hardly know you" This primarily means, I don't know you very well; we are not friends; I have only recently met you. It can also mean, "You have changed so much since I last saw you, I only recognise you with difficulty". In other words, the same as "I hardly recognise you".

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