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Hard or Hardly?

These two words often confuse some of our ESL (English as a Second Language) students.  The word HARD can function both as an adjective and as an adverb. As an ADJECTIVE: She is a hard worker.  Here, the word hard functions as an adjective because it modifies or describes the word worker , which is a noun . What kind of worker is she? She is a hard worker.  As an ADVERB She works hard .  Here, the word HARD functions as an ADVERB , because it modifies the VERB   works. How does she work? She works hard.   The word hardly is always an ADVERB . It means very rarely, not very often. Examples:  We hardly see them. (We don’t see them very often.) I hardly go out. I can't stand the noise and heavy traffic. (This means, I don't go out very often.)  Thanks for reading this blog! ^^ Check also our website here! ^_^