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    Post Reluctantly

    "Kindly, he revealed the secret."
    "He kindly revealed the secret."
    "He revealed kindly the secret."
    "He revealed the secret kindly ."


    How are the meanings of the sentences different by the placement of kindly?

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    Re: Reluctantly

    Thank you for your reply, Gillnetter!

    Making a few changes:

    "Bitterly, he revealed the secret."
    "He bitterly revealed the secret."
    "He revealed bitterly the secret."
    "He revealed the secret bitterly."

    So, these should share exactly the same meaning?

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    Re: Reluctantly

    Do you mean form? Of course they do not have the same meaning. The third one does not work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Reluctantly

    "Bitterly, he revealed the secret."
    "He bitterly revealed the secret."
    "He revealed bitterly the secret."
    "He revealed the secret bitterly."

    How are they different?

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    Re: Reluctantly

    Because "bitterly" and "kindly" are different words with entirely different meanings.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Reluctantly

    Clone of banned user. Thread closed.

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    Re: Reluctantly

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    Clone of banned user. Thread closed.
    I've banned them.

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