Commerically purchased or purchased commercially

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Commercially purchased or purchased commercially?

I have seen both of these used. I suppose it depends on the context...?

What if my sentence is : "These culture media were commercially purchased".

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The sentence doesn't make much sense, but the adverb in it should follow the past participle.
 
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Ah, so "purchased commercially" it is then!

Yet, it somehow doesn't sound right to me.

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Hello!

Commercially purchased or purchased commercially?

I have seen both of these used. I suppose it depends on the context...?

What if my sentence is : "These culture media were commercially purchased".

Thank you very much!

Either way is fine. But the folks above are right. The sentence makes no sense. What are culture media?
 
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Culture media contain nutrients like glucose and yeast extract, and are used to cultivate organisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) in a laboratory. Think microbiology. They can be liquid or gelatinous*. There are different kinds. You can make your own or you can order some already made, especially if you wish to grow microorganisms that have particular nutritional needs.
 
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