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    The position of "really"

    (1) Everybody thinks that Tom did it, but it was really MONA.

    (2) Everybody thinks that Tom did it, but it really was MONA.


    Assuming that you pronounce "really" in a neutral, non-stressed manner, do both sentences have the same meaning, regardless of the position of the adverb? (In reality, Mona, not Tom, did it.)


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    Re: The position of "really"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (1) Everybody thinks that Tom did it, but it was really MONA.

    (2) Everybody thinks that Tom did it, but it really was MONA.


    Assuming that you pronounce "really" in a neutral, non-stressed manner, do both sentences have the same meaning, regardless of the position of the adverb? (In reality, Mona, not Tom, did it.)


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    Of the two I would only use (1). You could say "Everybody thinks that Tom did it, but really it was MONA."

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    Re: The position of "really"

    Thank you very much, Moderator Bhaisahab.

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