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    Adverb & auxiliary verb placement

    Which is best?

    1. Other legal and regulatory requirements can best be supported by ...
    2. Other legal and regulatory requirements can be best supported by ...

    A retired English teacher says 1 is more proper. However, the following link implies 2 is preferred:
    Adverb Placement
    Here is another alternative:
    3. Other legal and regulatory requirements can be supported best by ...
    I believe 2 or 3 is best because the adverb should be next to the verb it modifies. Of all, I like 2 the best.

    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Adverb & auxiliary verb placement

    Quote Originally Posted by teancum144 View Post
    Which is best?

    1. Other legal and regulatory requirements can best be supported by ...
    2. Other legal and regulatory requirements can be best supported by ...

    A retired English teacher says 1 is more proper. However, the following link implies 2 is preferred:
    Adverb Placement
    Here is another alternative:
    3. Other legal and regulatory requirements can be supported best by ...
    I believe 2 or 3 is best because the adverb should be next to the verb it modifies. Of all, I like 2 the best.

    What are your thoughts?
    They are all OK. I prefer 1 or 2.

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