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  1. rainous's Avatar
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    #1

    There hardly comes

    There hardly comes a chance to do such a thing.

    Does this sentence make sense?

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    Re: There hardly comes

    Quote Originally Posted by rainous View Post
    There hardly comes a chance to do such a thing.

    Does this sentence make sense?
    I understand what it means but it's not natural English.

    A chance to do such a thing rarely occurs.
    One rarely gets the chance to do such a thing.
    The opportunity to do such a thing rarely arises.

    As you can see, "rarely" is preferable here to "hardly". If you're talking about time, then "hardly ever" would be closer to "rarely".

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