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    Default meaning unity

    Hi,

    1- Over 1,000 people are now known to have died in the factory building collapse last month in Dhaka. (It is OK)

    2- Over 1,000 people are known to have died in the factory building collapse last month in Dhaka now.

    I would like to ask what if the adverb 'now' were put at the end of the sentence? Is the
    meaning unity lost?

    Thanks.

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    As an NES but not a teacher:

    "Now" belongs with "known" in this sentence (#1).
    For me, putting it at the end disassociates it from "known" and just doesn't work in this context.

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    Default Re: meaning unity

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As an NES but not a teacher:

    "Now" belongs with "known" in this sentence (#1).
    For me, putting it at the end disassociates it from "known" and just doesn't work in this context.

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    It also sets up a contradiction between "last month" and "now," which both are seemingly modifying the same "building collapse."

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