hardly : Common Errors in English

About hardly

When Bill says “I can’t hardly bend over with this backache,” he meanshe can hardly bend over, and that’s what he should say. Similarly, whenJane says “you can feed the cat without hardly bending over” she means“almost without bending over.”

hardly Meaning(s)

  • (r) only a very short time before
  • (r) almost not

hardly in News

  1. Ethan Embry’s ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ Experience Was Not Like Mine

    Most teens of the 90s can tell you the first time they saw their own favorite classic 90s “teen” movie. There’s so many that detailed what it means to be an angst-ridden teen, and many of those films would result in high expectations of the high school experience. Yesterday 20-somethings gathered all over the internet [...] Ethan Embry’s ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ Experience Was Not Like Mine is a post ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Ethan Embry Says Jennifer Love Hewitt Gave Him Breath Mints Before Kissing Him in 'Can't Hardly Wait'

    Ethan Embry in Can't Hardly Wait and in 2011. (Getty Images) Can't Hardly Wait has held up remarkably well since it was first released 15 years ago. Perhaps part of its success has something to do with the way the movie's party raged all around the two ostensible leads, Ethan Embry and Jennifer Love Hewitt , without letting their chemistry, or lack of it, get in the way. Embry says in a new ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Zimbio

  3. Back to the Party: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Can’t Hardly Wait

    If you were a certain age in 1998, Can’t Hardly Wait—the multi-character high-school-graduation-party comedy—was a big deal. The whole movie took place at a party. It was eminently quotable. It starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry, who you already loved from Party of Five and Empire Records, as seniors Amanda Beckett and Preston Myers—Amanda being the object of Preston’s longtime secret ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Time Magazine

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