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Confusing Words > hard and hardly
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

HARD - difficult to understand, do, experience or deal with; needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort


It's hard to know what to do.

Jane tried hard to improve herself.

She tried hard.

Hard work will pay off.


HARDLY - almost not


She ate hardly anything. (hardly anything => almost nothing)

We hardly ever see our friends. They’re far too busy to find time for us.

Dave knew hardly anybody at the party.