5 Ways to use 'hard'
Hello, everyone. I'm Sam from BBC Learning English and today we are looking at five ways to use the word hard.
As an adjective describing a thing, it can mean the opposite of soft. For example: Wood is hard.
The opposite of easy. For example: The exam was hard.
And it can mean something that involves effort: Running a marathon is hard.
As an adverb describing an action, it can mean to do something with energy, such as: She works hard.
Or to use force. For example: He hit the ball hard.
Just be careful not to confuse it with hardly because that has a different meaning.
So not too hard, is it?