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    Are there any general rules to help you figure out the position(s) of any adverbs?

    I have a lot of trouble, figuring out the right position(s) of any adverbs. I understand that an adverb modifies a verb. Is it possible to put an adverb in more than one position of a sentence? For example,

    (1) It's risky to orally give anyone your credit card number.

    (2) It's risky to give orally anyone your credit card number.

    (3) It's risky to give anyone orally your credit card number.

    (4) It's risky to give anyone your credit card number orally.

    In my example above, which position(s) of the adverb is/are correct?

    Are there any general rules to help me figure out the appropriate position(s) of an adverb in sentences? Thank you very much.
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    Re: Are there any general rules to help you figure out the position(s) of any adverbs

    I wouldn't use orally there, though 4 works best for me. I would simply use to tell someone.

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    Re: Are there any general rules to help you figure out the position(s) of any adverbs

    I agree that orally doesn't work very well in the given sentences, and that number 4 is best. Number 1 is also possible, though many people would object because it splits an infinitive. The other two don't work.
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    Re: Are there any general rules to help you figure out the position(s) of any adverbs

    I agree that #1 is possible- I happily split infinitives.

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