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    place of adverbs

    Hello there,

    I have a little question about the place of the adverbs in sentences.

    is
    "Julie carefully put the pen back in her pocket"
    as correct as
    "Julie put the pen carefully back in her pocket"
    or should it be (which seems most unlikely to me)
    "Julie put the pen back in her pocket carefully"

    And what about this one:
    "Jack wisely decided against going out during the exam period"
    Would this already be correct, or does this need to be changed to:
    "jack decided wisely against going out during the exam period"

    Basicly, it would come down to this: are the grammar rules lenient on this one, or are the places of these adverbs fixed with no exeptions whatsoever?

    Thanks in advance for your illuminating answers

    Filip

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    Re: place of adverbs

    Julie carefully put the pen back in her pocket

    Adverbs can be in intial, medial or final position. To show emphasis, you can place the adverb first.

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