Question : Difference between "seldom" and "hardly" Are the two words interchangeable? 1. I seldom use textbooks to learn English. 2. I hardly use textbooks to learn English. Are these sentences both correct? (Actually those two sentences are not true, I really rely on textbooks...^^;)
Oct 21, 2021 10:32 AM
Answers · 7
(So the first sentence is correct and the second should use “hardly ever”.)
October 21, 2021
Seldom is interchangeable with rarely and are used to indicate low frequency.
October 21, 2021
You can use “hardly ever” as a synonym for “seldom“. “Hardly” by itself is more like “not very”, (“I was hardly surprised when I failed the test.”) or “really don’t” (“I hardly think so.”).
October 21, 2021
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