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I think both the above commands I mentioned are correct. But what is the difference between the both in meaning. I guess there cannot have much difference in meaning. In #1, "hard" is used as an adverb. It's clear. But in #2, what "harder" is used as? Although I checked up if it is an adverb in the dictionary, I got no clarification. All I know is that "harder" is the comparative form of "hard". If if it is comparative form of hard, how come is it used in #2?
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
I got it. Is "harder" an adverb here?
One thing is clear. Comparatives can represent as adverbs.
Last edited by UM Chakma; 05-Aug-2013 at 18:24. Reason: added S
I am a bit aware of that. For example: early-earlier-earliest. Is it okay? Oh! I got. Then "harder" is an adverb and it goes as "hard-harder-hardest". I have been confused because "hard" is sometimes used as an adjective; Also it goes as hard-harder-hardest. Now I got. Then the adverb "hard" has another form: i.e. "hardly". Okay! Now all clear. I have no words to thank you.
Another simple question: Does "hardly" have comparative and superlative forms?
Working is hard = Working is difficult.
I am hardly working = I am barely working at all (I am working very little).
As you have already been told, "hardly" does not have comparative and superlative forms. It should now be clear why not.
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