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    the place of adverb

    hi guys let"s take this example
    This could significantly increase movie attendance.
    What I know that adverb should comes after verb but her is significantly placed before ?.

    Second thing I learned that after modul we should put base form of verb. Here why did they put adverb?
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    #2

    Re: the place of adverb

    Please use capital letters where appropriate. It's difficult to read posts that lack them.

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    Re: the place of adverb

    I'm waiting.

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    #4

    Re: the place of adverb

    Thank you for editing.

    Your sentence if fine. You have learned wrong rules--there is no simple rule about the position of an adverb in a sentence.

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    #5

    Re: the place of adverb

    That's mean I can say "he quickly speaks"

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    #6

    Re: the place of adverb

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    That's mean I can say "he quickly speaks"
    Unfortunately, no (at least not usually).

    As I said, there is no easy rule. You may start with googling some more accurate rules. Try this for example.

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    Re: the place of adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by ibra121 View Post
    hi guys let"s take this example
    This could significantly increase movie attendance.
    What I know that adverb should comes after verb but her is significantly placed before ?.

    Second thing I learned that after modul we should put base form of verb. Here why did they put adverb?
    The rule that says, "You must put the base form of a verb after a modal" means that you can't put any other form of the verb there. It doesn't mean that the word directly following a modal verb has to be the base form of the main verb.
    Eg. You say "I can swim", not "I can swimming". You can say, "I can often swim on the weekends" - the modal is still used with (followed by, eventually) the base form of the main verb.

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