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Adverbs in the Middle Position BUT WHERE?

Though middle position adverbs usually go after the first auxiliary, they don't always. In particular, it can depend on which verb the adverb is modifying. When an adverb occurs after an auxiliary ...
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Are there any adverbs ending in -ly without an adjectival counterpart?

Gingerly. The only true example of this I can think of. Gingerly is definitely not an adjective and Ginger as a noun or an adjective has nothing to do with the meaning of the adverb form.
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Can the adverb "perfectly" modify the verb "to be"?

The verb that perfectly is modifying here is actually a phrasal one: to be at home with. That means the author's wording is perfectly grammatical; whether or not one can split a phrasal verb is a ...

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