Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.71)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.


The old man felled some trees in the garden with hardly no effort at all.

[A]. hard effort
[B]. hardly any effort
[C]. a hardly any effort
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option B


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Chetan said: (Sep 7, 2011)  
I have a doubt about the answer of this question.

I want to know whether can hardly any. And. At all can come subsequently in the same sentence?

Raghubabu01 said: (May 15, 2012)  
Hardly itself a negative meaning. So there is no need to use not. And For negative sentence we have to use "any".

Rajneeshshukla said: (Feb 20, 2017)  
Yeah, and hardly leads to when.

Rani said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
"at all"won't be used after "hardly any effort".

Rosy said: (Jan 22, 2018)  
I have a doubt. Why we use hardly any effort. Not other anyone? Kindly explain it.

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