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    Please teach me about the sentence below.
    (It is asked where is the best place to put adverb into the sentence)

    " She studied in the morning." (early)


    The model answer is "...studied (early) in the morning."

    I think " in the (early) morning." <-- Can't I use early in this place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Please teach me about the sentence below.
    (It is asked where is the best place to put adverb into the sentence)

    " She studied in the morning." (early)


    The model answer is "...studied (early) in the morning."

    I think " in the (early) morning." <-- Can't I use early in this place?
    Yes you can but it modifies a different word and changes the meaning a little.

    " She studied early in the morning." (this can be a time period from say 7:00am to 9:00 and the sentence tells you "when she studied")
    " She studied in the early morning." (now you are modifying the word "morning". "Early morning" is when the sun first rises.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivygreen View Post
    Please teach me about the sentence below.
    (It is asked where is the best place to put adverb into the sentence)

    " She studied in the morning." (early)


    The model answer is "...studied (early) in the morning."

    I think " in the (early) morning." <-- Can't I use early in this place?

    If you are using 'early' as an adverb, '...studied (early) in the morning.' is the correct model.

    If you want to use 'early' as an adjective, '... in the (early) morning.' is the correct model.

    Cheers,
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    Dear Naamplao and amigos4


    Thank you so much for your clear reply.
    I understand it.

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