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    Closely follow up on that assignment

    Hi,

    I just read that adverbs can be placed anywhere in the sentence. Is it true?

    If yes, is it possible to say the following:

    -Closely follow up on that assignment.
    -Follow up closely on the assignment.

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Closely follow up on that assignment

    Both of those are usable, as is "Follow up on that assignment closely".

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should be specific and unique to their thread, and include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking us about. Titles like "Adverb placement" are useless.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Closely follow up on that assignment

    Consider a simpler example.

    1. Check your assignment thoroughly.
    2. Thoroughly check your assignment.
    3. Check thoroughly your assignment.

    To me, #1 is the best; #2 is acceptable (but I probably wouldn't use it); and #3 is poor.

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    Re: Closely follow up on that assignment

    "Follow up" doesn't mean the same as "check".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Closely follow up on that assignment

    It doesn't. I was focusing on the point about the placement of adverbs in imperative sentences.

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