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    The word "only"

    Which of the folllowing is correct?

    1. It affects only the . . .

    2. It only affects the . . .

    Is there a rule when using the word "only?"



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    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Which of the folllowing is correct?

    1. It affects only the . . . emphasis on the noun following only

    2. It only affects the . . . emphasis on the verb affect

    Is there a rule when using the word "only?"

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    Re: The word "only"

    Hello, I'm not teacher,

    You want to know the rule about the use of the word "only", but it's depends of if you use only like an adverb or like conjunction.

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    Re: The word "only"

    Hi engee30:

    Can you give me some examples? Thanks.

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    Re: The word "only"

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Hi engee30:

    Can you give me some examples? Thanks.
    She only speaks German. (ie she can't read or write in German)
    She speaks only German. (ie the only foreign language she knows is German)

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    Re: The word "only"

    Thank you for the examples. I really appreciate it.

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    Re: The word "only"

    Quote Originally Posted by chanbr View Post
    Hi engee30:

    Can you give me some examples? Thanks.
    He only kissed me. (He didn't try anything else with me).
    He kissed only me. (He didn't kiss anyone else).

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    Re: The word "only"

    Thanks Raymott. The examples are very good and clear.

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