Closely follow up on that assignment

hatgray

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Hi,

I just read that adverbs can be placed anywhere in the sentence. Is it true?

If yes, is it possible to say the following:

-Closely follow up on that assignment.
-Follow up closely on the assignment.

Thank you so much.
 

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Both of those are usable, as is "Follow up on that assignment closely".

I have changed your thread title. Titles should be specific and unique to their thread, and include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking us about. Titles like "Adverb placement" are useless.
 

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Consider a simpler example.

1. Check your assignment thoroughly.
2. Thoroughly check your assignment.
3. Check thoroughly your assignment.

To me, #1 is the best; #2 is acceptable (but I probably wouldn't use it); and #3 is poor.
 

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"Follow up" doesn't mean the same as "check".
 

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It doesn't. I was focusing on the point about the placement of adverbs in imperative sentences.
 
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