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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Adverb position

There seems to be a war between Japanese people speaking English and the Army of Adverbs. The adverbs are winning.

Here's the most important and basic advice for the position of adverbs in a sentence:
  1. Put them just before the verb or in the middle of the verb.
  2. Don't put them at the start of a sentence or after the verb.
The sentence I heard too often last week is: "The business school has already a good reputation."

The fix is: "The business school already has a good reputation."

Please use English well!