I have the following sentence:

"The improvements are on average 5 % and depend strongly on the price difference".

Would you rather use 'strongly depend' in this case? I read on a German website that the adverb should come after the object (https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/grammar/word-order/adverb-position, example"He drove the car carefully"). This does not make any sense to me as the sentence would be: "The improvements are on average 5 % and depend on the price difference strongly".

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    You have choices, even "depend strongly on price..." For parallelism, I like "are X... and depend strongly..." Mar 23, 2020 at 17:22
  • Thanks for your comment Yosef Baskin. So I can write 'strongly depend'?
    – PeterBe
    Mar 23, 2020 at 17:29
  • Yes, the choices make for slight differences in emphasis. Mar 23, 2020 at 17:40
  • 'Depend strongly' would be seen more commonly, IMO. Though these Google 3-grams seem to indicate I may need to shift allegiance shortly. Shortly shift allegiance. Mar 23, 2020 at 17:53
  • @EdwinAshworth Or maybe you'll shortly need to shift allegiance. Mar 24, 2020 at 3:53


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