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    #1

    To+adverb+verb

    Hello,
    I learned in these forums that it's better to put the adverb before the verb.
    (Maybe not always, but in most cases.)
    Example:
    Tom carelessly drives.
    After quickly reloading my weapon I ran around the corner.

    However, what if I use the "to" in the sentences?
    Tom likes to carelessly drive.
    I tried to quickly reload my weapon before I ran around the corner.


    It seems a bit odd to me (especially the first of them.)

    Edit
    Fixed my post.
    Instead of "adjective" I use "verb" now.
    (Was a mistake.)

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Nightmare85; 04-Jan-2010 at 20:28.

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    #2

    Re: To+adverb+adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    To+adverb+adjective?
    I see no adjectives, there are only adverbs in your sentences. If you said something like; Tom has a careless driving., careless would be adjective.

    And what's wrong with "Tom likes to drive carelessly ." ?

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    #3

    Re: To+adverb+adjective

    Thanks.
    Sorry, I meant adverb+verb

    "Tom likes to drive carelessly" sounds even better to me, yes, and I would like to know if it's more common than the version I wrote.

    Edit
    I have edited my first post to remove the humiliation.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Nightmare85; 04-Jan-2010 at 20:30.

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    #4

    Re: To+adverb+adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Thanks.
    Sorry, I meant adverb+verb

    "Tom likes to drive carelessly" sounds even better to me, yes, and I would like to know if it's more common than the version I wrote.

    Edit
    I have edited my first post to remove the humiliation.

    Cheers!
    The version you wrote is very uncommon.

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    #5

    Re: To+adverb+verb

    Thanks guys!

    Some seconds ago I wanted to write this sentence:
    Okay, I will try to kindly check your sentences.

    Can you please give me some advice about a good position of the kindly?
    I thought:
    Okay, I will kindly try to check your sentences.
    could be good, too.
    Or even:
    Okay, I will try to check your sentences kindly.
    However, the kindly belongs to the check because the question was:
    "Could you kindly check my sentences?"
    (At least analogous...)

    Cheers!

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