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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    #1

    can you help me?

    hi! ı want to ask something.what are the differences between scarcely,hardly and barely. thank you for your attention.see you....

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    #2

    Re: can you help me?

    In some cases there is little or no difference:
    He scarcely/hardly/barely touched his dinner.
    Here, all would be fine, but we would only say 'hardly ever'. I would say that someone barely passed an exam, but the others wouldn't fit there for me.


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 73
    #3

    Re: can you help me?

    thanks for your explanation...

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