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    Hard

    In slang English, this:

    "He fell hard for the trick."

    means he was greatly deceived, where "hard" = "to a great extent/degree". So, could I write this:

    "He was deceived hard by his friends"

    where "hard" also means "to a great extent/degree"?

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    Re: Hard

    Welcome to the forums, champing.

    'To fall hard for' is not slang — it's an idiom, meaning 'to become obsessed or greatly affected by' a person or an idea.

    'I fell hard for Persephone the first time I saw her.'

    'My sister has fallen hard for veganism.'

    It's not a common usage of 'hard' and does not work in the sentences you have quoted.

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    Re: Hard

    Thread closed. Clone of banned user.

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    Re: Hard

    Quote Originally Posted by champing View Post
    In slang English, this:

    "He fell hard for the trick."

    means he was greatly deceived, where "hard" = "to a great extent/degree". So, could I write this:

    "He was deceived hard by his friends"

    where "hard" also means "to a great extent/degree"?
    No, that use doesn't work.

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    Re: Hard

    In case Mike didn't notice post #3, this thread is now closed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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