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  • Sometimes my students come to me and they say, Teacher, I work So hardly now, guys, this is the last thing you want to tell your teacher.

  • I think it's time for me to let you know the difference between hard and hardly.

  • Let's get to it.

  • Hello, guys.

  • My name's Fannie.

  • And in this video I'm going to tell you about a difference between hard and hardly because so many of my students keep making this huge mistake's they use hardly as an adverb.

  • This is incorrect.

  • Okay, so it's time to fix that mistake.

  • Let's look at some example, sentences together.

  • Okay, So if I say I'm a quick runner or I run quickly, the meaning is the exact same.

  • There's no difference.

  • But in the first sentence, I use an adjective.

  • I'm a quick runner on.

  • It describes a noun because, as you know, an adjective describes announced in the second sentence, I run quickly.

  • I go with an adverb that describes a verb.

  • Okay, Most of the time, you can go from an adjective to an adverb by adding l y so from quick we have the adverb quickly.

  • Same thing goes for the second sentence well, The third, actually.

  • She's a beautiful dancer.

  • She dances beautifully.

  • The meaning is the same.

  • But in the first sentence we use an adjective.

  • She is a beautiful dancer.

  • It describes a noun.

  • She dances beautifully.

  • That's an adverb.

  • Beautifully, we added.

  • L y So when you say you're a hard worker, you might think that you can say you work.

  • Hardly.

  • You add l y go from an adjective to an adverb.

  • Right?

  • Well, I'm sorry, guys, but this doesn't work.

  • It's incorrect because hard is an exception.

  • Hard is an adjective and an adverb.

  • It's the same word.

  • So you will say you work hard, Okay?

  • You're a hard worker.

  • You work hard.

  • Hard is an adverb as well.

  • Now the word hardly does exist in the English language.

  • The problem is that the meaning is completely different.

  • Hardly means almost not.

  • So actually, when you say you hardly work or you work hardly, it means you practically don't work.

  • You really don't work.

  • Okay?

  • So you'll understand if you tell me I work.

  • Hardly.

  • I'm going to get really angry.

  • Okay, so this is a huge mistake that you need to fix the adverb of theatric tive hard is hard and hardly means almost not.

  • So, for example, I work hardly means I almost don't work.

  • Andi, I work hard means I work a lot.

  • I hope you understand the difference between hardly and hard.

  • It is a common mistake.

  • But you need to fix it now if you want to be a good English speaker.

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Sometimes my students come to me and they say, Teacher, I work So hardly now, guys, this is the last thing you want to tell your teacher.

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Common English Mistakes #1: Hard vs Hardly Adverb Confusion

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/09/10
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