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Adverbs of manner usually appear before or after verb phrases. Some of them, such as enough, fast, late, early, hard, well and so on, seem only placed after verbs. I find they are all without -ly.
Are adverbs of manner without -ly only placed after verbs?
Is it correct to say He well performed yesterday?
Can adverbs of manner be placed in the middle of phrase such as look at and pick up?
I looked happily at him.
I picked quietly up the pen.
Are they both correct?
If a verb doesn't have a direct object, should adverbs have to come immediately after the verb?
He waited patiently for his mom to arrive.(correct)
He waited for his mom patiently to arrive.(?)
He waited for his mom to arrive patiently.(?)
The town grew quickly after 1997.(correct)
The town quickly grew after 1997.(?)
The town grew after 1997 quickly.(?)
Last edited by Sin-Yu Tsai; 07-May-2015 at 12:47.
Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 07-May-2015 at 18:19.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.