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When data has been submitted through a form online, which sentence below make the most sense to use? Is one grammatically correct more than the other?

Your information has been successfully submitted.

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Your information has been submitted successfully.

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Neither. Just say

Your information has been submitted.

Submitting implies success. If the information has been submitted then it has been successfully submitted. Otherwise, it has simply not been submitted.

Submit, transitive verb

to present or propose to another for review, consideration, or decision; also : to deliver formally

That said, if you really want to use one of those sentences, I would go for the second. As discussed here, in English the last word carries the greatest emphasis. In this case, you want to emphasize the success so I would recommend

Your information has been submitted successfully.

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I like this. If it failed, nobody says it was "submitted unsuccessfully". –  Mr Lister May 18 '13 at 6:38
    
I like the first suggestion. Thank you for the help! –  Shaz May 22 '13 at 13:42

From a UK aspect, I'd say that either is fine.

Personally, I think I'd opt for the latter, submitted successfully. I can't really say why, but I think that that version puts the emphasis on the word successfully, which is the key word. I know it's been submitted, and I'm pleased to hear that my submission was successful. But that's a very subjective opinion.

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Both the choices,

Your information has been successfully submitted.

and

Your information has been submitted successfully.

are correct.

The first one is less common, but it's correct nonetheless.

I suggest "submitted successfully".

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Of the two options, I would choose "submitted successfully" because you are saying what has been done and that it was successful - this seems like a better logical layout for the information to be delivered.

I think there are minute differences in meaning between the two:

"Successfully submitted" almost implies only that the information was successfully sent (no surprises there). By this I mean "the information submission was fine, but I don't know if it will fail in processing."

"Submitted successfully" seems to imply that the information was submitted with success, e.g. "The information was submitted and it was a success".

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