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    Cool Adverb placement

    Hello!

    Can you tell me where "very well" is supposed to be in the following case please:

    "You know very well how to do something"

    "You know how to do something very well"

    Thank you very much for your help!

    Will

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    Re: Adverb placement

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    "You know very well how to do something"

    "You know how to do something very well"
    Both of your sentences are possible. In the first "very well" goes with "You know", suggesting that the person doesn't just know how to do something, but that they are very well aware (or they have lots of knowledge) about how to do something. In the second, "very well" goes with "how to do something" and suggests that the person has the knowledge to "do something very well", ie they will be very successful at it.

    Where you choose to put "very well" depends entirely on your intended meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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