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Are there rules or style considerations to the ordering of adverbs as modifiers to verbs and adjectives? [duplicate]

When modifying a verb with an adverb, I noticed that you can swap the order in most cases without any loss of meaning. For instance: She ran quickly versus She quickly ran Is there any reason to ...
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She acted as though she was subtle. She never was subtle. Or: She was never subtle [duplicate]

She acted as though she was subtle. Then: 1 She never was subtle 2 She was never subtle The first one sounds right to me although the second one seems to be the grammatically correct one? Or are both ...
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Word order "I always should test..." vs "I should always test..."

As a non-native English speaker I am not sure about the word order in sentences with adverbs when used in the "in-between scenario" (according to https://english.stackexchange.com/a/9602/...
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Position of Adverb 'gladly' [duplicate]

Five sentences with slight adjustment in the position of the adverb: Gladly I would've come. I would have come gladly. I would gladly have come. I gladly would have come. I would have gladly come. ...
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"I found that, on average, there are...." or "I found, on average, that there are..."? [duplicate]

So if you couldn't figure out the question from the title, does the subordinating conjunction (the word "that") precede or succeed the extra information between the commas?
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Should I use "you will again be given" or "you will be again given"? [duplicate]

I'm describing a situation which is similar to the situation in the previous paragraph, which of the following alternatives are more correct? In general, is there a rule for this? "You will again be ...
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Question about adverb placement in these sentences [duplicate]

I'm confused about the adverb placement. I heard that adverbs that indicate manner should be placed at the end of a sentence, but I have seen many sentences that do not follow this rule. For some ...
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Where should an adverb come in a sentence? [duplicate]

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? The superior man thinks always of virtue. ...
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"can be clearly seen" OR "can clearly be seen" [duplicate]

In my essay the sentence The results can be clearly seen. was corrected to: The results can clearly be seen. What is the rule behind this correction? Most of the time I use "can be" ...
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Position of "ultimately" in a sentence [duplicate]

I have an american friend who tells me that this sentence: [...] Since their absence results in a relevant market which is defined too broad, the two-sided critical loss analysis cannot be ...
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Regarding Adverb's position [duplicate]

The business was registered officially. or The business was officially registered. Where to place the word 'officially'?
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Where to put an adverb? [duplicate]

Can somebody say where I should put the adverb in this phrase: "I’m going to thoroughly teach you a lesson." or "I’m going to teach you a lesson thoroughly." And which ...
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Can be potentially provided [duplicate]

I'm confused about using phrases like "can be easily accessed". When I'm deciding which of the following I should use: it can be potentially provided it can potentially be provided by searching ...
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Adverb and verb position [duplicate]

I want you to clearly understand that excuses will not do. I want you to understand clearly that excuses will not do. My book says that second sentence is correct. What is the logic behind it?
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Adverb placement, before or after the verb [duplicate]

first time on this side of the StackExchange. Quick question: My dream is to code a chess game, and then have the AI I developed checkmate me legitimately. vs. My dream is to code a chess ...

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