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hardly ever

This page is about the collocation hardly ever

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

almost never

For example

  • Julia works nearly every day. She hardly ever has a day off.

  • Dan had lots of friends before he got sick, but they hardly ever call him now.

Quick Quiz

Harry hardly ever sees his children because

a. he loves them so much

b. he can't see clearly

c. he works so much

Contributor: Matt Errey