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should be always or should always be? [duplicate]

I am not a native speaker, I do not know how to say this properly: "It should be always on", or "It should always be on"? Is there any difference?
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Auxiliary verb and adverb ordering

(I'm not really sure if the title is a correct definition of my problem at all) I'm not a native English speaker, and I'm used to say: Spaghetti suddenly can talk But I've seen a phrase from a ...
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Adverb position in perfect tenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any rules on the positioning adverbs should take in a sentence? My question concerns the adverb position in perfect tenses. For example look at these sentences: Your ...
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Position of adverbial phrase [duplicate]

Is there a difference in these two sentences, and if so, what is the difference? Immediately afterwards I remembered having met her. I remembered having met her immediately afterwards. I think there ...
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Where should "a lot" be placed in a sentence?

Which of these is right? I like to play with my dog a lot. I like a lot to play with my dog. I like to play a lot with my dog. Any of the above. I mean, where does a lot go in there? I searched but ...
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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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"Therefore I" or "I therefore" [duplicate]

I would like to understand the nuances. What is the correct way to use: "Therefore, I …" or "I, therefore …"
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Positioning of adverb phrases [duplicate]

Here are three ways to say the same thing. I wonder if there are particular rules regarding to the position of adverb phrases: Then play those passages over and over again in your memory Or, ...
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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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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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Where do I place the frequency adverb "often"? [duplicate]

Imagine the following situation: Person A says to person B, that B will be the target of taunt/sneers/ridicule etc. Is it possible to formulate the following sentence (regarding the word order)? "...
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Correct use of "immediately" [duplicate]

I have two variants of one sentence and I want to find out which of them is correct and why: So you'll see immediately the notification when the crucial for you information changes. So you’ll ...
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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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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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"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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