During a recent heated conversation I said "You are absolutely a pedantic snob."
The person I was speaking with corrected me that it should be "You absolutely are"
Lack of self-awareness aside and for the sake of my own personal curiosity, is that a valid placement of an adverb in relation to a verb like "are" or "is"? I know it is unorthodox, but is it technically incorrect? This person frequently makes formalities in language structure out to be actual rules.