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Her lips curled up forcefully at the ends.

Her lips forcefully curled up at the ends.

Which is the most correct/idiomatic option? And why?

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    What does it mean? – WS2 May 22 '17 at 12:30
  • Do you mean "forcefully" rather than "forcibly"? That seems to make more sense to me. – Deepak May 22 '17 at 12:56
  • @Deepak Oh, yes I edited the question. – alex May 22 '17 at 13:10
  • How is this forcing occurring? This sentence makes no sense to me. – aparente001 May 23 '17 at 3:28
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With the sentence

Her lips curled up forcefully at the ends.

you're applying the adverb 'forcefully' to the phrase 'at the ends' which I don't believe is the intention.

The second sentence

Her lips forcefully curled up at the ends.

the adverb 'forcefully' applies to the curling up of her lips. I assume your intention is to convey that her lips curled in a strong manner.

Forcefully -

Forcefully - In a strong and assertive manner; vigorously.

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