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    #1

    Hardly, hardly

    Hello,

    I have a sentence in a grammarbook containing hardly: He hardly has enough money.


    Would it also sound correctly if I said: He has hardly enough money.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: Hardly, hardly

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacarotka View Post
    Would it also sound correctly...
    'Sound' is a linking verb here, so the adjective 'correct' should be used instead of the adverb 'correctly'.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Hardly, hardly

    Yes. In fact, I prefer "He has hardly enough money".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Hardly, hardly

    Quote Originally Posted by Pacarotka View Post
    Hello,

    Would it also be correct if I said: He has hardly enough money.
    Both are fine and mean the same thing.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Hardly, hardly

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Both are fine and mean the same thing.
    Thank you very much!

    I have got one more that I am not sure about.

    She is not likely to come. Does it mean the same as: `She is likely not to come.` or maybe the other option is not a very good one?

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    #6

    Re: Hardly, hardly

    Please ask this unrelated question in a new thread.

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