Position of adverb

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FrankOse

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The first one sounds unnaturally for me, but a reference book shows that it is correct.
I still prefer the second one as it sounds right and grammatically right for me.

But I still need your advice.

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Suppose I am being questioned by the police about my whereabouts when a crime was committed. The lecture finished at 1 p.m. and a computer was stolen from the school at 1.30 p.m. I assert that I was not in the school grounds at that time because straight after the lecture finished, I went home. Hence, I would say to them:
I went home straight after the lesson.

Say the crime was robbing a small shop a few blocks away from the school at 1.30 p.m. I finished school at 1 p.m. so I could have done it after the lecture had finished. But I assert that I went straight home, not stopping off or going any other place on my way home. I would say to them:
I went straight home after the lesson.

The position of 'straight' depends on whether I am stressing that I went directly to my home, or that I went home directly after the lecture finished.
 
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I'm not a teacher, but I agree 100% with DavidL. "I went straight home after the lesson" = " I did not go anywhere else", "I went home straight after lesson" = "I went home as soon as the lesson had finished, immediately, without any delay."
 

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I'm not a teacher, but I agree 100% with DavidL. "I went straight home after the lesson" = " I did not go anywhere else", "I went home straight after lesson" = "I went home as soon as the lesson had finished, immediately, without any delay."
In Canada, and I think also in America, people wouldn't say "I went home straight after the lesson". They would say, "I went home (right)(immediately) after the lesson.
 

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Thank you for your replies.I have comprehended. :-D
You're welcome. But I would like to ask you why you wrote "I have comprehended."
 

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Thank you for your replies.I have comprehended. :-D

You're welcome. But I would like to ask you why you wrote "I have comprehended."

:?:Is it wrong to say " I have comprehended"? Please.
 

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2006Re: Position of adverb
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Thank you for your replies.I have comprehended. :-D

You're welcome. But I would like to ask you why you wrote "I have comprehended."

:?:Is it wrong to say " I have comprehended"? Please.

Hi, Puzzle!

Common usage would be: "Thank you for your replies. I understand (what you are saying)!"

Cheers,
Amigo
 

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2006Re: Position of adverb
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Thank you for your replies.I have comprehended. :-D

You're welcome. But I would like to ask you why you wrote "I have comprehended."

:?:Is it wrong to say " I have comprehended"? I would say it is wrong because it is an inappropriate use of perfect tense and past tense. 'I comprehend.' would be correct but, as amigos4 said, "I understand." is the best way to express the meaning.
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