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Scarcely vs Rarely

Scarcely / adverb /(কদাচিৎ):

Scarcely সাধারণত কিছুই নেই অথবা একদম অল্প কিছু বোঝাতে ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Scarcely means ‘almost nothing’ or ‘almost not’.


  • Mushfiq had scarcely finished when she came. (Rarely নয়)
  • Jon scarcely has money.
  • This is scarcely a time to laugh.
  • I could scarcely tell them they were wrong.


Rarely /adverb/ (কদাচিৎ): 

Rarely খুব কম সময়ে ঘটে এমনকিছু বোঝাতে ব্যবহৃত হয়।

Rarely means ‘almost never’.


  • Robin rarely comes to see me. (Scarcely নয়)
  • She rarely talks about her past.
  • Rarely do we see this kind of weather in our area.
  • I rarely watch horror movie.
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