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“If only I” or “If I only” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct position of “only” Should I use only before or after the pronoun? If only I had a chance If I only had a chance Both sentences bring a lot of ...
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I'm asking only because or i'm only asking because- what would be the proper or better sounding version [duplicate]

I seem to be excessively over analyzing the superior manner in which the sentence ought to begin. The proceeding phrases are what I need advice with, so as to decide the proper wording, to initiate ...
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Where do you place the word 'only' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct position of “only” Use of “only” and word-order Should one say The bidders shall not be permitted to bid for one or two tenders only. or ...
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Does it matter where you put “only”? [duplicate]

Could you please tell me which one of these sentences is correct, or are they both grammatically correct? This will only happen if you go with me. This will happen only if you go with me.
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“He stayed here only for two days.” or “He stayed here for only two days.”? [duplicate]

"He stayed here only for two days." or "He stayed here for only two days."? To me, both questions make sense. I would like to know whether both of them are grammatically correct and carry the same ...
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Positioning “only” in “I have worked with X” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Correct position of “only” Which of the following sentences are correct? I have worked with only Mr. X. I have worked only with Mr. X. I have only worked with Mr. X. ...
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Position of only in a sentence and meaning? [duplicate]

OK, so I fall down on this one sometimes, but here goes, what sentence means which? from my geography paragraph; Only East Anglia was voted the most coastal part in the North London commuter belt. ...
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Where do I place 'only' [duplicate]

Which of the following is/are correct? A. I only answered two questions. B. I answered only two questions. C. I answered two questions only.
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Meaning and Emphasis Depending on the Placement of “Only” [duplicate]

My dog only likes people food. My dog likes only people food. My dog likes people food only. In each of these sentences, how does "only" affect it (i.e. emphasis and meaning)? Are any of ...
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Placement of the word “only” [duplicate]

Is the placement of the word "only" correct in the sentence below? If not, where should it be? Berlin is such a big city that we saw only a fraction of it.
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Placement of “only” word in the sentence [duplicate]

I read a text where kids share their experiences about activities in a language camp, and I came across this sentence: And we spoke only English. I feel that something is wrong with this sentence, ...
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The correct placement of “only” [duplicate]

As an English learner, I have been confused about the position of the adverb from the beginning. Here is a question which puzzles me: A) It only took him ten minutes to do the test. B) It took him ...
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Meaning behind “Only” position? how to use “only” properly? [duplicate]

only I eat an apple I only eat an apple I eat only an apple I eat an apple only 3 and 4 sentence are more confusing.., both are same?? please help me guys
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How to use the word only [duplicate]

In my textbook I met an expression explaining the difference between modals must,have to,can etc. But my question is about stylistic with the usage of word only. You can only smoke here. Is there ...
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Rhetorical v grammatical [duplicate]

The sentence "you only can dream of the stars" - it's in a song lyric. I have tried singing it "you can only dream of the stars" which I think is semantically correct... but the emphasis sounds wrong, ...

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