Everything Language and Grammar

Rarely Is Hardly Ever

Posted by languageandgrammar on July 6, 2009

The rarely ever grammar goof is really just a hybrid of rarely and hardly ever, which both mean the same thing; thus, together, they create a type of redundancy.

Use either rarely OR hardly ever, not rarely ever.

I rarely ever arrive at work on time. (wrong)

I rarely arrive at work on time. (correct)

I hardly ever arrive at work on time. (correct)

Sherry

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