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    #1

    hardly

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the adverb in bold in the following sentence?

    Thatís hardly the point at the moment.

    hardly = scarcely as in:

    He can scarcely have said so.

    V.

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    #2

    Re: hardly

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the adverb in bold in the following sentence?

    Thatís hardly the point at the moment.

    hardly = scarcely as in:

    He can scarcely have said so.

    V.
    Not a teacher only a native.

    I would say you have the interpretation right.

    'I can hardly believe it' could be 'I can scarcely believe it'.

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