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    #1

    single handely

    In X- factor audition.

    Simon said 'That was single handely the best audition...

    What does single handely mean in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: single handely

    The expression is 'single-handedly' and I've no idea what he meant.

    Rover

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    Re: single handely

    I'm with Rover. It makes no sense there.

    When you do something single-handedly, you do it by yourself, without assistance. Robin Hood single-handedly defeated 12 men.

    Perhaps he meant to say "singularly" -- more or less, uniquely.

    People don't always speak well when they are highly excited.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: single handely

    In one of my brief forays into watching television, I actually heard those words uttered. I cringed.

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    #5

    Re: single handely

    Never mind that it's an American show. I believe he's one of YOURS, isn't he?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: single handely

    Did somebody speak?

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    #7

    Re: single handely

    Just somebody clearing their throat. Ignore it.

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