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单词学习:高频词汇:hardly, barely&scarcely用法综述

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hardly

在美国当代英语语料库统计的20000个常用词中,hardly排在第1754位,在4.5亿个单词中出现了20757次;

频率最高的搭配:

搭配:can hardly> hardly any>hardly ever>hardly anyone> hardly notice>hardly believe

词义解析:

adv.  仅仅;几乎不

I could hardly hear her at the back. 我在后面几乎听不见她说什么。

We hardly ever (= almost never) go to concerts. 我们几乎从不去听音乐会。

绝不

Well don't be angry with me - it's hardly my fault that it's raining! 好啦,别再生我的气了——下雨又不是我的错!

常见短语:

1. can hardly wait/can't wait 等不及;迫不及待

I can't wait to see you. 我迫不及待地想要见你。

2.  I need hardly do sth formal  不用我说也知道

I need hardly remind you of the seriousness of the situation. 不用我提醒你也该知道局势的严峻。

3.  hardly/barely put one foot in front of the other  走一步路

I was so tired that I could hardly put one foot in front of the other. 我累坏了,几乎一步都走不动了。

barely

在美国当代英语语料库统计的20000个常用词中,barely排在第1987位,在4.5亿个单词中出现了18533次。

频率最高的搭配:

搭配:can barely>barely enough>barely hear>barely visible> barely able>barely speak> barely move

词义解析:

仅;刚好;几乎没有

They have barely enough (= no more than what is needed) to pay the rent this month. 他们本月差点就付不起房租。

scarcely

在美国当代英语语料库统计的20000个常用词中,scarcely排在第7095位,在4.5亿个单词中出现了2800次。

频率最高的搭配:

搭配:can scarcely>scarcely any>scarcely believe>scarcely notice>scarcely breathe>scarcely imagine

词义解析:

勉强;几乎不

I could scarcely believe it when she said she wanted to marry me. 当她说想要跟我结婚时,我简直不能相信。

刚…就

I had scarcely sat down/Scarcely had I sat down to eat when the phone rang. 我刚坐下吃饭,电话铃就响了。

【文章来源:沪江英语】

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