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Why would we put an adverb (still) before the auxiliary verb (does)?"He still does not have"
(Roger Woodham replies in Learning English - Position of Adverbs)Note that when auxiliary verbs (e.g. is, has, will, was) are used, they normally go between the auxiliary verb and the main verb
Note that "does" is not one of the auxiliary verbs that Woodham listed. "Does" behaves differently than the others. Its adverbs usually precede it in the affirmative. But when negated, "does" often reverts to the pattern: the atypical pattern does not then apply.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Oct-2014 at 08:23.