What do you mean by scarcely?

What do you mean by scarcely?

Scarcely means just before, hardly, or “almost not.” If you had scarcely made it to bed when the sun started to rise, you are probably pretty tired by now.

What is a synonym for scarcely?

adverbinfrequently, not much. a little. barely. hardly. hardly ever.

How do you use scarcely in a sentence?

Examples of scarcely in a Sentence Scarcely a day goes by when they don’t see or talk to each other. He had scarcely enough money. This is scarcely a time to laugh. I could scarcely tell them they were wrong.

How do you use scarcely?


  1. We scarcely had time to think and had to act immediately.
  2. I could scarcely believe that she had once killed someone. (
  3. Lena had scarcely got through the door when the phone rang.
  4. Scarcely had the demonstration started when trouble broke out and the police moved in to arrest people.

What comes after scarcely?

Note that hardly, scarcely and barely are followed by when , while no sooner is followed by than . ( Sooner is the comparative form of soon. )

Is scarcely a negative?

Hardly, scarcely and barely are negative words and should not be used with not or other negatives: I can’t hardly believe it.

What type of adverb is scarcely?

Hardly ever, rarely, scarcely and seldom are frequency adverbs. We can use them to refer to things that almost never happen, or do not happen very often.

Is hardly positive or negative?

Hardly is a negative word and is often used with words like ‘any’ and ‘ever’, but it should not be used with other negative words: We hardly ever do anything interesting. Hardly comes before the main verb of a sentence, but when there is a modal or auxiliary verb, hardly usually comes after it: I can hardly breathe.

What type of adverb is occasionally?

Adverbs of indefinite frequency include always, usually, never, often, very often, rarely, sometimes, seldom, once in a while, repeatedly, typically, hardly ever, and occasionally. Adverbs of indefinite frequency occur in the middle of the sentence.

Which type of adverb is enough?

The words “too”, “enough”, “very”, and “extremely” are examples of adverbs of degree….Adverbs of degree.

Adverb of degree Modifying Example
very adverb She is running very fast.
too adverb You are walking too slowly.
enough adverb You are running fast enough.

What type of adverb is still?


Adverb Meaning Position
Just An action happened a very short time ago Usually before the main verb
Already An action happened sooner than expected Usually before the main verb
Still An action was expected to finish sooner Usually before the main verb
Yet An action is expected to happen Usually at the end of the sentence

What type of adverb is again?

Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point. Back (to a former place or state). “We need to bring the old customs to life again.”

Is always an adverb of frequency?

An adverb of frequency describes how often an action happens. There are six main adverbs of frequency that we use in English: always, usually (or normally), often, sometimes, rarely, and never.

What type of adverb is apparently?

Apparently is the adverb form of the adjective apparent, which can mean readily seen, clear, obvious, or according to appearances. Apparently is most often used in this last sense—referring to things that appear a certain way but may not actually be so.

Is it rude to say apparently?

Why it doesn’t work: Unless you work in law enforcement, words such as “apparently,” “allegedly” and “evidently” can sound like you are contradicting or questioning someone’s judgment or portrayal of events.

When can we use apparently?

Apparently is for use when you are explaining something that you don’t know is true or not. The use of ‘apparently’ can be used in a sarcastic way as well. It can also be used at the start of a sentence when someone is questioning your thought. It is usually used as a ‘prefix sentence starter’.

What does apparently mean?

Apparently is an adverb meaning “evidently” or “obviously.” After his sixth hot dog, you might say to your friend, “Well! Apparently somebody was hungry!” While apparently can mean “plainly” — like, duh — it can also mean “seemingly,” which is almost “evidently” or “obviously,” but not quite.

What does apparently not mean?

1 readily seen or understood; evident; obvious. 2 usually prenominal seeming, as opposed to real. his apparent innocence belied his complicity in the crime. 3 (Physics) as observed but ignoring such factors as the motion of the observer, changes in the environment, etc. Compare → true → 9.

Where do we use perhaps?

Using perhaps

  • Maybe is preferred in an informal style.
  • Perhaps is an adverb.
  • Perhaps can also be used as an ordinary verb.
  • Perhaps is used to suggest that he was not certain about something.
  • Perhaps is also used when you are guessing a number.
  • Perhaps can be used when you are making a suggestion/polite request or giving advice.

What’s the difference between obviously and apparently?

As adverbs the difference between obviously and apparently is that obviously is in a obvious manner; clearly apparent while apparently is plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.

What is another word for obviously?

What is another word for obviously?

plainly evidently
manifestly clearly
patently undoubtedly
undeniably unquestionably
categorically doubtlessly

What mean obviously?

1 : in an obvious manner showed his anger obviously. 2 : as is plainly evident Obviously, something is wrong. She obviously enjoys her work.

Is obviously rude?

“Obviously” is a charged word. It’s a passive-aggressive way to either call the person who made a statement stupid (for making an obvious comment) or wrong (if you disagree by saying “obviously”, followed with your own statement).

What is serious?

1 : thoughtful or subdued in appearance or manner : sober a quiet, serious girl. 2a : requiring much thought or work serious study. b : of or relating to a matter of importance a serious play. 3a : not joking or trifling : being in earnest a serious question.

Is it OK to be a serious person?

If you are a ‘serious’ person, that is something you can enjoy being. Being “serious” has a somewhat intense connotation quite often, in day-to-day interactions. If someone doesn’t crack jokes too often or be ‘bubbly’ all the time doesn’t mean the person does not enjoy life.

What do you call someone who is always serious?

1 grave, humourless, long-faced, pensive, sedate, sober, solemn, stern, thoughtful, unsmiling. 2 deliberate, determined, earnest, genuine, honest, in earnest, resolute, resolved, sincere.

Who is a serious person?

A dictionary definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought. An example of serious is wearing a full suit to a casual dinner; serious attire. An example of serious is a person who doesn’t smile or laugh easily; serious person.

How do you deal with a serious person?

Here are some ideas for how you can handle the difficult person in your life:

  1. Identify the 4 Types. There are 4 different types of difficult people.
  2. Don’t Try Changing Them.
  3. Try Understanding Them.
  4. Don’t Let Them Be Toxic.
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