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Posted by on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:37am.

an adverb may also appear directly in front of the verb or at the very beginning of a sentence:

I occasionally dance.
Occasionally I dance.
But not all adverbs are this flexible in all sentences, you should try them out in different positions until you find the clearest arrangement.How to find out these adverbs?How to know that some adverbs place at the beggining of the sentence or at the ending of sentence?

  • English - , Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:42am

    Plus the adverb might also come at the end, as in: "I dance occasionally."

    Excellent question and it really depends upon personal preference! Putting it at the beginning gives you a chance to think about what follows it. Putting it at the end seems to give it less importance. Putting it between the subject and the verb is something I rarely do, as it breaks up those 2 words. (I dance = more like a "unit" to me.)

    Drama students often take the same sentence and without changing a single word, shift the word that is emphasized!

    Note the part of the "prompt" suggesting you try out different positions!


  • English - , Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:10am

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