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    Are these sentences all correct:
    1-This theory is rapidly verifiable.
    2-This theory is verifiable rapidly.
    3-Rapidly, this theory is verifiable.

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    Default Re: verifiable

    I can express slight approval (and not a strong endorsement) of only one of them ("This theory is rapidly verifiable").

    BTW, a Web search turned up only two instances of "rapidly verifiable", but 1,930 instances of "readily verifiable". I recommend "readily verifiable" as more easily understood.

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    The last one's syntax seems out whack, the second one doesn't make much, therefore the first one would be the most correct. Though, out context, as these are, they all seem a little funky.

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    Default Re: verifiable

    Funky is a good word.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Funky is a good word.

    :wink:

    Do you mean " rapidly" is not adequate to "verifiable"?

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    "Rapidly verifiable" is used, but it is rare. I recomment "readily verifiable", as it would be more easily understood.

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    Rapidly is possible, but, as Ron says, a little unusual.

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