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    Unhappy adverbs

    hello
    i wanted a teacher to help me about adverbs position.

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    Re: adverbs

    ADVERB PLACEMENT
    beginning of clause/sentence
    usually, normally, often, frequently, sometimes and occasionally
    NOT: always, ever, rarely, seldom and never*
    Usually we see him at church.
    Last night we went dancing.
    end of the clause/sentence
    usually, normally, often, frequently, sometimes and occasionally
    NOT: always, ever, rarely, seldom and never*

    adverbs of time: today, every week, finally, already, soon

    adverbs of manner (how something is done): slowly, suddenly, badly, quietly
    We’ve performed there occasionally.
    Where did you eat yesterday?
    All the bedrooms are upstairs.
    Have you taken the TOEFL yet?
    Have you eaten dinner already?

    She sang that aria very well.
    He drives competently.
    middle of sentence
    after BE verb

    after auxiliary verb
    before other verbs
    adverbs of certainty: certainly, definitely, clearly, obviously, probably
    They are definitely suited for each other.
    They’ll probably arrive late.
    He has apparently passed the class.
    They obviously forgot to read the directions.
    after BE verb
    after auxiliary verbs
    before other verbs
    adverbs of frequency: never, rarely, sometimes, often. usually, always, ever






    He is rarely morose.
    We have never eaten Moroccan food.
    He always takes flowers to his girlfriend.
    She quite often invites people for Thanksgiving.
    They almost never go to the theater.
    after BE verb
    after auxiliary verbs
    before other verbs
    focusing adverbs: even, only, also, mainly, just

    adverbs of time: already, still, yet, finally, eventually, soon, last, just
    He is only five years old.
    We don’t even know his name.
    We’ve already eaten dinner.
    He also rents chainsaws.
    I am finally ready.
    He is still planning to go tonight.
    We just finished painting the house.
    after BE verb
    after auxiliary verbs
    before other verbs
    adverbs of manner (how something is done): slowly, suddenly, badly, quietly
    She is slowly finishing her PhD.
    He has carefully gathered the evidence.
    We methodically checked all the bags.


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