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    ragan is offline Junior Member
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    Apparently they have broken off.

    Please check the word order in my sentences below. Which of these sentences doesn't sound natural?
    a. Apparently they have broken off.
    b. They have broken off apparently.
    c. They apparently have broken off.
    d. They have apparently broken off.

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    Re: Apparently they have broken off.

    Can you give us some context? What are "they"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Apparently they have broken off.

    @emsr2d2

    "They" are two people who were once in love.Their love ended and they are separated now.

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    Re: Apparently they have broken off.

    Quote Originally Posted by ragan View Post
    Please check the word order in my sentences below. Which of these sentences doesn't sound natural?
    a. Apparently, they have broken off up.
    b. They have broken off up, apparently.
    c. They apparently have broken off. ​This word order doesn't work at all.
    d. They have apparently broken off up.
    See above. The phrase is "broken up" if they have stopped dating each other. If a couple is engaged to be married and then they decide to cancel the wedding, we say they have "broken it off".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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