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Helpful English practice! Using adverbs - Lately and Hardly

Lately and Hardly

Lately is an adverb that means recently.
“Have you been to the shopping mall lately? 4 new stores opened 2 weeks ago.”
“I lost 3 kilograms! I stopped eating chocolate and lately I have been riding my bicycle to work.”

Hardly is an adverb that means only just, almost not.
“Jerry must not be feeling well. He hardly ate anything at lunchtime.”
“I’m not sure why Chris told me such a personal story, we hardly know each other.”

Do you study English hard? = Do you try your best?
Do you hardly study English? = Do you try very little?


"I need to study."

"I'm too tired to study."

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