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    kindly

    Is there a difference between:
    1-He didn' t help me kindly.
    and:
    2-He didn't kindly help me.

    To me it seems that in 1, he most probably did help, but not really in a kind manner, and in 2, he was not kind and he didn't help at all. But I think 1 can be also used to mean he didn't help at all.
    He helped you kindly.3
    That's not true. He didn't help me kindly. He just stood by and watched.

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    Re: kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is there a difference between:
    1-He didn' t help me kindly.
    and:
    2-He didn't kindly help me.

    To me it seems that in 1, he most probably did help, but not really in a kind manner, and in 2, he was not kind and he didn't help at all. But I think 1 can be also used to mean he didn't help at all.
    He helped you kindly.3
    That's not true. He didn't help me kindly. He just stood by and watched.
    I would not say there is any difference between the two versions. Both are a bit awkward. :wink:


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    Re: kindly

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is there a difference between:
    1-He didn' t help me kindly.
    and:
    2-He didn't kindly help me.

    To me it seems that in 1, he most probably did help, but not really in a kind manner, and in 2, he was not kind and he didn't help at all. But I think 1 can be also used to mean he didn't help at all.
    He helped you kindly.3
    That's not true. He didn't help me kindly. He just stood by and watched.
    I also don't think that there should be any difference as the adverbs are put only in different place and it's also grammatically correct. :wink:

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    I wouldn't use them, but I would use 'Kindly help me'.

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