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Adverb Position

When an adverb modifies a verb, there are usually 3 possible positions within the sentence or clause:

1. FRONT - before subject   Now I will read a book.
2. MID - between subject + verb I often read books.
3. END - after verb/object I read books carefully.  

When an adverb modifies an adjective or another adverb, it usually goes in front of the word that it modifies, for example:

  adverb adjective  
She gave him a really dirty look.
  adverb adverb  
We quite often study English.

The position of an adverb often depends on the kind of adverb (manner, place, time, degree). The following table gives you some guidelines for placement based on the kind of adverb.

Warning: these are guidelines only, and not complete. There are many exceptions.
kind of adverb mainly modifies sentence usual position
manner verbs She stroked his hair gently.   END
place verbs He was working here.   END
time definite verbs He finished the job yesterday.   END
frequency We often go to Paris. MID
degree verbs, adjectives and adverbs I nearly died. MID
It was terribly funny. before adjective
He works really fast. before adverb

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