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    #1

    Word Order Problems

    Hi,

    I can't quite put my finger on it. (there may be nothing to put it on..) I always have an uneasy feeling caused by my chosen word order in sentences when using adverbs and adjectives.

    Is it common to say:
    There is also a social center in the area
    or there also is a social center?

    Same for:
    She already is twenty eight
    or: she is already twenty eight

    Are there even any strict rules for word order using adverbs of adjectives because I can't find them.

    Any help on this would be great!

    Cheers

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    Re: Word Order Problems

    These are the ones that sound more natural to me.
    There is also a social center in the area
    She is already twenty-eight

    http://www.usingenglish.com/articles...djectives.html



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    #3

    Re: Word Order Problems

    thx again!


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    Re: Word Order Problems

    I guess I shouldn't be impatient and look a little deeper in this site....the shame....

    Thanks for waking me up.

    G'night

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    Re: Word Order Problems

    You're welcome.

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