Hard and Hardly
- Hard means not soft or short of.
- This table is made of hard wood.
- He is a bit hard of hearing.
- Hardly means not.
- He hardly works.
- Hardly also means scarcely or with difficulty.
- He could hardly walk a few meters.
Hung & Hanged
In general use the word ‘Hung’ is used.
- She hung a picture on the wall.
Hanged means ‘executed’
- The culprit was hanged to death.
Imply & Infer
‘Imply’ and ‘Infer’ are two different words and have their different meanings.
- ‘Imply’ is used as a verb and its noun is ‘implication’.
- ‘Infer’ is also used as a verb and its noun is ‘inference’.
- Imply means to say something which is by implication of an action or thing.
- Imply means that there is already something and by its implication or on the basis of this, it is being said like this, which implies.
Infer means to draw a conclusion or to guess something which has not been explained or understood.
Infer tries to explain what has not been explained earlier. One draws a conclusion from something which has not been said earlier.
From his actions it is implied that he is consented to our proposal.
I infer that he has cheated you in this bargain.