Spot the Errors - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC for Q. 26497
Q. She was (1) / hardly-hit (2) / by her (3) / father's death. (4) / No Error (5)- Published on 24 Jan 17
Replace 'hardly' with 'hard'.
'Hardly' denotes barely or scarcely, whereas 'hard' means 'firm/ tough'.
The correct sentence should be: She was hard-hit by her father's death.
Observe the difference in use of 'hard' and 'hardly',
e.g. He works hard.
He hardly works. (means “He barely works.”)
Don't say: This hardly-won supremacy was not to be lost.
Say: This hard-won supremacy was not to be lost.