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    #1

    suddenly (at the beginning or before the verb changes the meaning?)

    Hello,

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/suddenly

    - Suddenly the eagle opened its wings.

    I would like to ask if I put 'suddenly' before the verb 'opened' changes the meaning of the sentence or not.

    - The eagle suddenly opened its wings.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: suddenly (at the beginning or before the verb changes the meaning?)

    No change in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: suddenly (at the beginning or before the verb changes the meaning?)

    It is better to put a comma after "suddenly".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: suddenly (at the beginning or before the verb changes the meaning?)

    Only in the first, Ted. But I find that comma to be optional.

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