LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/JAN/2009 4:09 PM|
|Assunto:||OT: Hardly had I written an errata when...|
... I erred again.
Johannes, bartleby.com gives when as standard; than as nonstandard.
"Hardly had I fallen asleep when a crash woke me is Standard; Hardly had I fallen asleep than a crash woke me is usually considered Nonstandard, not acceptable in Edited English, and at best limited to the Conversational levels. See also SCARCE."
With rarely things don't look any different.
If author E.L.Bernays so desired, he might have written, "rarely do polls educe future attitudes" instead of "polls rarely educe..."
Rarely, I think, would other authors object to (yet another author) Tyrone Guthrie stating "rarely does the public show enterprise when in search of entertainment" instead of "the public rarely shows enterprise..."
Scarcely would they notice it, to say the least. Or the maximum. Neither would PPAULO, I guess.
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