I believe the following sentences are grammatically correct and that perhaps the latter has an emphasizing effect on still in certain contexts.
- There is still some time left.
- There still is some time left.
I thought the adverb placement rule that adverbs must come after the be-verb (source) is not absolute but rather like a guideline. My friend claims that in spoken English, the second example is fine, but in written English, it is technically ungrammatical.
My questions are:
- Are both sentences grammatically correct?
- Am I right to think that there are many cases of adverb usage that do not follow the typical adverb placement rules such as the one mentioned above?
Thank you for your input.