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

a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4
e. 5

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.

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