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    Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Hi,


    somewhere I read that adverbs of definite frequency will come only in the middle of a sentence.

    But today I came across a statement which is quit contradictory to what I had read.

    Ex: The directors meet weekly to review progress.



    I guess what I had read was wrong and the sentence is correct.

    Can any one pls tell me in what scenarios it will come in the middle of a sentence.

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    Re: Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Welcome to the forums, 3dspider.

    The adverb 'weekly' does come in the middle of the quoted sentence.

    However, 'The directors meet to review progress weekly' is also correct.

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    Re: Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Thank you Rover :)

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    Re: Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dspider View Post
    Thank you, Rover. :)
    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.
    Also, please use standard punctuation. If you want to post smileys, use the icon.


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    Re: Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dspider View Post
    Hi,


    somewhere I read that adverbs of definite frequency will come only in the middle of a sentence.

    But today I came across a statement which is quit contradictory to what I had read.

    Ex: The directors meet weekly to review progress.



    I guess what I had read was wrong and the sentence is correct.

    Can any one pls tell me in what scenarios it will come in the middle of a sentence.
    It depends what you mean by 'middle' (a rather vague term!). Adverbs of frequency generally come immediately after the verb 'be', or the verb 'have' as an auxiliary (is always nice, is often working, has sometimes been,...) but immediately before others (always has a shower, sometimes comes here, often arrives late, etc.).

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    Re: Can adverbs of definite frequency come in middle of a sentence ?

    Just realized I didn't really address your question: as regards definite frequency adverbs (daily, weekly, annually, etc.) they normally go after the verb phrase, hence meet weekly, had met weekly, are meeting weekly, etc.

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