What kind of word is barely?

What kind of word is barely?

Barely is a word meaning hardly, nearly, scarcely, or marginally.

Is the word barely an adverb?

BARELY (adverb) definition and synonyms | Macmillan Dictionary.

Is barely a verb noun or adjective?

adverb. only just; scarcely; no more than; almost not: He had barely enough money to pay for the car. without disguise or concealment; openly: They gave the facts to him barely. scantily; meagerly; sparsely.

What type of adverb is barely?

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. They have a negative meaning.

How do you use the word barely?

I barely recognized her. His words were barely audible. I can hardly believe it. I hardly can believe it….barely

  1. He could barely read and write.
  2. The music was barely audible.
  3. She was barely able to stand.
  4. We barely had time to catch the train.

What kind of word is too?


What kind of word is just?

What type of word is yesterday?

Etymonline lists yesterday as a noun and adverb but today and tomorrow as only adverbs. Wiktionary defines today and tomorrow as adverbs first and nouns second but yesterday as a noun first and an adverb second.

Where does just go in a sentence?

Just is most commonly used as an adverb together with the present perfect tense. In this context, just means ‘a short time ago’, and is positioned between the auxiliary verb (had/ have/has) and the past participle. For example: I’ve just spoken to John.

Why you shouldn’t use the word just?

The word “just” diminishes the content that follows this word. It is a “protector” word, a word that softens what you want to achieve. When you say, “I’m just following-up on my below e-mail…,” you are downplaying the importance of your e-mail and why you are reaching out. You are softening your request for a response.

Is just a good word?

The culprit: just. There are two ways that the word just is commonly used. One is acceptable. An acceptable use is when the word is an adjective to describe a recent action or occurrence.

What does just as mean?

1 : to an equal degree as Our house is just as nice as theirs. This one is just as good as that one. She performs just as well as he does. 2 : in the same way as Just as we hope to be forgiven, so we should forgive others.

What does just as good mean?

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjust as good/bad/big etcjust as good/bad/big etcequally as good, bad, big etc Brad is just as good as the others. I love this country just as much as you do.

Is just as well meaning?

: good even if not expected or intended It’s just as well she didn’t get that job, since she will now be closer to home. I really didn’t want to stay home this weekend, but it’s just as well. I have a lot to do.

What does next to nothing mean?

A very small amount, barely more than nothing at all. This expression uses next to in the sense of “almost,” a usage dating from the seventeenth century, as in “She ate next to nothing,” or “I earned next to nothing last year.”

What is in addition mean?

phrase. You use in addition when you want to mention another item connected with the subject you are discussing.

Can you say despite of?

Remember that despite is never followed by ‘of’. Don’t say ‘despite of something’, say despite something: Note that in spite has a similar meaning but is always followed by ‘of’: