Extremely seriously

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Extremely seriously

Post by Brahman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 pm

Dear teachers,

Is the following first sentence semantically and syntactically right? I thought it isn't: I find the placement of two adverbs together rather jarring; maybe I am wrong:

"We take extremely seriously any attempt to intimidate our staff either by verbal or physical abuse. 

"Offenders are liable to prosecution and may be imprisoned or fined."


Thank you very much, again.

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Re: Extremely seriously

Post by Alan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:53 am

No, but the error lies elsewhere:

We take extremely seriously any attempt to intimidate our staff either by verbal or BY physical abuse.

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