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Adjectives and adverbs (2) (good/well, fast/hard/late, hardly) Unit 97

Unit 97

Adjectives and adverbs (2) (good/well, fast/hard/late, hardly)


(a) Good/well

Good - является прилагательным. Наречие - well:


- Your English is very good. You speak English well.

- Susan is a good pianist. She plays the piano well.


Мы часто употребляем well с причастием

(dressed/known и т.д.):


well-dressed (но не `good dressed') well-known well-educated


Однако, well бывает также прилагательным со

значением `в хорошем здравии':


- `How are you now?' `I'm very well, thanks.' (но не `I'm very good')


(b) Fast/hard/late - эти слова - и прилагательные,

и наречия:

прилагательное наречие


He is a hard man to please. Children like hard-boiled eggs.

She travels by fast trains only. Don't speak so fast!

You are late, as usual. He got up late in the evening.


Наречие lately = недавно:


- Have you been to the cinema lately?


(c) Hardly имеет значение полностью отличное

от hard:

Hardly = почти не. Изучим примеры:


- I'm so tired,I can hardly walk. (=I'm so tired,I can walk but only with a lot of difficulty.)

- I hardly know her. (=I almost don't know her)


Мы часто употребляем hardly с can/could.


- Your writing is terrible. I can hardly read it. (= I can read it but

only with a lot of difficulty)

- My leg was hurting me. I could hardly walk.


Мы также употребляем hardly с



- Hardly anybody came to the meeting .(= very few people came to the


- Hardly ever = almost never.


Отметьте, что можно сказать:


- She ate hardly anything. или She hardly ate anything.

- We've got hardly any food. или We've hardly got any food.


Hardly ever = почти никогда:


- I'm nearly always at home in the evenings. I hardly ever go out.

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