scarcely : Common Errors in English

About scarcely

“Scarcely” is a negative adverb and shouldn’t have another negative word used with it. “She couldn’t scarcely afford the bus fare” should be “She could scarcely afford the bus fare.”

scarcely Meaning(s)

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

scarcely in News

  1. Still time to catch sight of elusive Mercury

    By Joe RaoSpace.comThe planet Mercury is often cited as the most difficult of the five bright planets to see. Called an "inferior planet" because its orbit is nearer to the sun than Earth's, Mercury — scarcely more than half as far from the sun as Venus is — always appears from our vantage point to be in the same general direction as the sun and is usually lost in the sunlight.Yet Mercury is not ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Catch Elusive Mercury in June's Night Sky

    The planet Mercury is often cited as the most difficult of the five bright planets to see. Called an "inferior planet" because its orbit is nearer to the sun than Earth's, Mercury — scarcely more than half as far from the sun as Venus is — always appears from our vantage point to be in the same general direction as the sun and is usually lost in the sunlight.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

  3. OPINION: Many entities collect our data

    For the convenience and value we get from online communications — and it is impossible to comprehend doing without it — Americans (and people worldwide) have surrendered any right to privacy with scarcely a second thought.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Commerce News

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