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    Only usage

    I'm never sure where to use 'only' in a sentence. Can you please tell me if these sentences are correct?
    If so, what is the difference?

    - She only has to work tomorrow morning.
    - She has to work only tomorrow morning.
    - She has to work tomorrow morning only.

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Only usage

    Welcome to the forum.

    They're all correct, as is "She has only to work tomorrow morning".

    What do you think the differences, if any, might be?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Only usage

    I'm pedantic enough to feel a difference.

    Only she has to work tomorrow morning
    . Everybody else has the day off.
    She only has to work tomorrow morning. The other mornings, she works because she wants to,
    She has to work only tomorrow morning/She has to work tomorrow morning only. She is free the other mornings.

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    Re: Only usage

    Thank you for help. Unfortunately, I cannot really see the difference. Maybe I am not that clever or maybe because we use more than one word as the "only" equivalent in Portuguese to express the difference.

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    Re: Only usage

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'm pedantic enough to feel a difference.

    Only she has to work tomorrow morning
    . Everybody else has the day off.
    She only has to work tomorrow morning. The other mornings, she works because she wants to,
    She has to work only tomorrow morning/She has to work tomorrow morning only. She is free the other mornings.
    She has to only work tomorrow morning. There's nothing else she needs to do.

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