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I'm writing a piece and twice people have "corrected" this phrase

We interact daily with...

to

We daily interact with...

Is this a real correction? It feels that the former is correct, while the latter is incorrect. Am I right, are they right, or are they both correct?

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    The first seems more natural to me. OTOH I would say "We frequently interact with..." – Weather Vane Jul 25 '19 at 8:53
  • whoever is correcting you is wrong lol – Carly Jul 25 '19 at 22:36
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While some adverbs can be located wherever they damn please, the first sentence feels more right. With that being said, an Ngram search shows no results for the second sentence.

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I'm British and I sometimes find US English placement of adverbs can be surprising.

Then there are trends and style. It's possible that the writer wants to emphasise the fact of what a wonderfully dynamic team she leads. Arguably this could be achieved by "We interact on a daily basis...", however longer adverb expressions don't belong in this shiny, fascistic world of modern cut-throat business.

For me, this placing of the adjective is thus a bit awkward, but perhaps it's meant to be, in order to be (sick bucket at the ready)... "disruptive".

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  • I was about to suggest the 'interact on a daily basis' in a comment. I think it might be the reason for the false correction. – S Conroy Jul 25 '19 at 23:25
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I find "We interact daily with them" more natural than "We daily interact with them", but "We interact with them daily" even more natural. And here is a website that agrees with me:

Adverb placement of adverbs of time usually occurs at the end of a sentence or clause. Adverbs of manner tell us 'when' something is done.

Examples:

Angie likes relaxing at home on weekends.
Our meeting takes place at three o'clock.
Frank is having a checkup tomorrow afternoon.

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