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    #1

    hardly vs barely vs badly


    I could hardly hear her voice.

    I could barely hear her voice.

    I could badly hear her voice.


    please, which format is the best?

    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: hardly vs barely vs badly

    For me,
    I could barely hear her voice.

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    #3

    Re: hardly vs barely vs badly

    I could hardly hear her voice is definitely the more common.
    I could barely hear her voice is pretty common.
    I could scarcely hear her voice is less commonly used.

    Not a teacher at all though

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