The sentence I'm writing goes like this:
As much as I love the pure sciences, I know now a well-rounded education is valuable.
But the words "know" and "now" are so similar that every time I read it, I keep reading it as "I now know" and go back after realizing my mistake. The sentence comes near the end of my essay, so such interruption really breaks the flow of the writing.
So is there any preferred order or rule in the phrasing? Or is it just me who's having trouble, and other people will have no problem reading it?
EDIT: I think the wording is awkward to read because "I" and "now" have similar vowel sounds, so you automatically expect to read it as "I now know."