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    #1

    scarcely

    Hello,

    Can we say: there were scarcely five people at the park. Can we use it instead of barely or hardly?

    Mr. X

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    Re: scarcely

    The three adverbs that you mentioned are quite synonymous and exchangeable in most cases, e.g. I can hardly/scarcely find words to thank you.


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    Re: scarcely

    Yes, it is correct to say it

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