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    Untaught88 is offline Senior Member
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    You should simply have

    Hi,

    Where should I put "simply" in the following sentence?
    You should simply have answered my question.
    You should've simply answered my question.

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    Re: You should simply have

    I prefer the first one. However, within context the meaning would probably be clear with either one.

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    Re: You should simply have

    I prefer the second but, as Tarheel said, either one works within the relevant context. Bear in mind, of course, that "You should have answered my question simply" has a different meaning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You should simply have

    And I am fine with both.

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