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    the place of only

    Dear all,

    1. I only have ten dollars.
    2. I have only ten dollars.

    I'd like to ask where the word "only" should be placed.

    Which is more natural, before "have" or before "ten dollars"?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the place of only

    You're right this is a problem, as traditional grammar places the adverb after the verb (2) but most people today would say 1.

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