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  1. #1
    Cooklava is offline Junior Member
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    Adverb question

    1. He is almost a father.

    Is the adverb almost modifying the noun father? May an adverb modify a noun?

    2. Almost a father is he.

    Is this sentence correct? Is the adverb modifying the same word as it is in sentence #1?

    Thank you very much.

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    Flittle is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Adverb question

    Hi

    Almost is an adverb and is normally placed before the verb it modifies except with the verb to be where it is placed after it.

    Your sentence 2 is therefore incorrect.

    You can find more information here:

    66: POSITION OF ADVERBS

    Frank

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