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    The expression is not much used

    Hello my friends,

    Suppose that we are talking about an expression (short sentence) which is not much used in English:

    1. The expression is less used in the US/UK.
    2. The expression is a little used in the US/UK.
    3. The expression is lowly used in the US/UK.

    Note: (I don't want to use the word "rarely". I know it's better to use "rarely" but I want to know whether I can say it with an other way as well or not)

    Thank you

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello my friends,

    Suppose that we are talking about an expression (short sentence) which is not much used in English:

    1. The expression is less used in the US/UK.
    2. The expression is a little used in the US/UK.
    3. The expression is lowly used in the US/UK.

    Note: (I don't want to use the word "rarely". I know it's better to use "rarely" but I want to know whether I can say it with an other way as well or not)

    Thank you
    You could use "infrequently".

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Additionally, 'The expression is little used in the US/UK' (without 'a').

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hello my friends,

    Suppose that we are talking about an expression (short sentence) which is not much used in English:

    1. The expression is less used in the US/UK.
    2. The expression is a little used in the US/UK.
    3. The expression is lowly used in the US/UK.

    Note: (I don't want to use the word "rarely". I know it's better to use "rarely" but I want to know whether I can say it with an other way as well or not)

    Thank you
    "Lowly used" in not normal English for me.

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    None of your examples are right. You've been given some appropriate ones already.
    Note that "less used" is also wrong, unless you're making a comparison - which you apparently aren't.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Oct-2013 at 08:02. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Thanks for answering. You said these are correct:

    'The expression is little used in the US/UK'
    'The expression is infrequently used in the US/UK'

    This is my question: What if I put the bold written words at the end of the sentences? I mean:

    'The expression is used in the US/UK little'
    'The expression is used in the US/UK infrequently'

    Can they be correct too?

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Only the one with 'infrequently' works.

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    1. 'The expression is less often used in the US/UK'
    2. 'The expression is used in the US/UK less often'

    Hello again,

    I know that No. 1 is correct but what about No. 2?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    1. 'The expression is less often used in the US/UK'
    2. 'The expression is used in the US/UK less often' [...]

    I know that No. 1 is correct
    It isn't, unless you are making a comparison.

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    Re: The expression is not much used

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It isn't, unless you are making a comparison.
    Thanks for answering, but you meant only number 2 is incorrect or both 1 and 2 are incorrect?

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