There was some chat earlier about adverbs. We were trying to demonstrate that maybe is an adverb.
Reg did this deftly by replacing maybe with other adverbs and then a noun, to show that the noun doesn't make sense. The original sentence is:
The detective maybe does not solve the crime.
In my head I replaced maybe with hastily. It passed my grammar check, but my semantic alarm went off.
? The detective hastily does not solve the crime.
I am happy that
The detective hastily solves the crime.
I have the same issue with quickly, but not slowly or lackadaisically.
Can I say "I quickly didn't do something"? Why is it ringing semantic alarm bells?