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    a position qustion

    Dear teachers.

    Which is correct position of "only" in this question?

    A:( ).
    B: I doubt it.

    1. Only this will take a minute
    2. This only will take a minute
    3. This will only take a minute
    4. This will take a minute only

    I'm really confused. Your explanation would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.^^

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    Re: a position qustion

    1. Only this will take a minute
    2. This only will take a minute
    3. This will only take a minute U (my preference)
    4. This will take a minute only U

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    Re: a position qustion

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    1. Only this will take a minute
    2. This only will take a minute
    3. This will only take a minute U (my preference)
    4. This will take a minute only U
    Thanks a lot! You mean 3 and 4 are correct and 3 is better in terms of your preference.

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    Re: a position qustion

    Yes. I donít think 1. & 2. are possible (acceptable) English.

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    Re: a position qustion

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    Yes. I donít think 1. & 2. are possible (acceptable) English.
    thank you so much.

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