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    Cool only


    I've got some trouble understanding where "only" is supposed to be in a sentence....

    For example, which one is correct in this case:

    -This company only employs one person. (Here we can also understand that this is the only thing this company does, can't we?)

    -This company employs only one person.


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    Re: only

    Not a teacher.

    The second is correct. The first does indeed state that the company does nothing except employ. It's not unusual to find "onlys" in the improper place. Context will let you know what is meant.


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