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navi tasan

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1-Shyly, he refused to join us.
2-He shyly refused to join us.
3-He refused to join us shyly.

In each of these sentences, is the act of "refusing to join us" considered to be a shy act, or is the manner in which he refused to join us described as shy, or is the sentence ambiguous (context determines meaning)?

4-agressively, he tried to get a better position.
5-He agressively tried to get a better position.
6-He tried to get a better position agressively.

Same question: is the act considered to be agressive or is the manner described as agressive?

When I say "He kindly gave me the bottle.", for instance, I consider the act kind; I am not describing the manner, but when I say "He gave me the bottle kindly." I describe the manner.
 

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1-Shyly, he refused to join us.
2-He shyly refused to join us.
3-He refused to join us shyly.

The first two sentences indicate the manner in which he behaved. In the third sentence, "shyly" doesn't add anything but just confuses things.

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4-agressively, he tried to get a better position.
5-He agressively tried to get a better position.
6-He tried to get a better position agressively.

The first two sentences indicate the manner in which he behaved. It is not clear what "aggressively" is supposed to mean in the third sentence.

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The end position doesn't really work in either case IMO. ;-)
 
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