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    Arrow Position of Adverbs

    1. Is it possible to use "recently" with the Past Continuous Tense?
    Example: They were working in Germany recently.

    2. I later wrote to my grandfather. What does "later" mean in this sentence??? Shouldn't I use it just at the end???

    3. I'm going to work in Peru never. / I'll see you never.
    Why was "never" used at the end???

    I saw these sentences in a book (Upper-Intermediate) and I'm sure you can help me.

    Thank you so much!

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    Default Re: Position of Adverbs

    1- Yes. The 'rule' about the present perfect doesn't reflect usage- we often use 'recently' with the past.
    2- after that point in time. It's OK where it is, but at the end would be more usual.
    3- I wouldn't put 'never' there. You might hear it in colloquial speech as a way of raising the dashing someone's expectations.

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