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    haplessly lost one's savings

    I learned a new word when I read the newspaper last week. Hapless means unlucky. I would like to use it in a sentence.

    (ex) John and Mary haplessly lost their lifetime savings by taking risks in their business.

    Am I using the adverb, haplessly, correctly in the sentence? Thank you very much.

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    Re: haplessly lost one's savings

    Welcome to the forum, newlearn.

    Quote Originally Posted by newlearn View Post
    I learned a new word when I read the newspaper last week. 'Hapless' means 'unlucky'. I would like to use it in a sentence.

    (ex) John and Mary haplessly lost their life savings by taking risks in their business.

    Am I using the adverb 'haplessly' correctly in the sentence?
    It's possible, but it's a very unusual word which you would be wise to avoid. Use 'unfortunately' or 'unluckily' instead.

    Click here and you will see that 'haplessly' gets 49 entries in a site which gives over 36,000 examples of 'unfortunately'.

    (Bookmark the Fraze.It website for future reference.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Sep-2016 at 08:33.

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