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If both of the sentences below are correct, does the position of the adverb change the meaning (slightly), or perhaps the register of the sentence?

  1. The superior man thinks always of virtue.
  2. The superior man always thinks of virtue.
  • The first is a hair odd, but "correct" by most measures. The effect of it is mostly to emphasize "always", but a lot depends on context. – Hot Licks Feb 8 at 13:51
  • Both are fairly rarefied to start with, but the first variant is literati-level. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 8 at 14:17

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