Which of the following is correct?

  1. In almost all cases, ...
  2. Almost in all cases, ...

"In almost all cases" sounds better to me, as almost refers to all: "almost all". It also occurs much more often than the second sentence (21M vs. 137K in Google).

I don't think "almost in all cases" is grammatically incorrect thought.


I think both are technically correct, but the former sounds much better. "In almost all cases" also seems to have more google hits than "almost in all cases".


"In almost all cases", as Bruno said, positions "almost" to refer to "all", and is less ambiguous.

"Almost in all cases" is ambiguous. Consider the following context:

He almost won all his cases.

He won almost all his cases.

These two interpretations express very propositions, and would result in very different performance evaluations for the attorney in question.

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