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)
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