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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)
Additionally, 'The expression is little used in the US/UK' (without 'a').
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
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?
Only the one with 'infrequently' works.
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 but what about No. 2?
Thanks in advance.