You should simply have

Untaught88

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Hi,

Where should I put "simply" in the following sentence?
You should simply have answered my question.
You should've simply answered my question.
 

Tarheel

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I prefer the first one. However, within context the meaning would probably be clear with either one.
 

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I prefer the second but, as Tarheel said, either one works within the relevant context. Bear in mind, of course, that "You should have answered my question simply" has a different meaning.
 

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And I am fine with both.
 
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