Adverb Placement

Adverbs modifying non-verbs The adverb should go in front of the word it is modifying (usually an adjective, preposition or other adverb). Example: We thought it was a very silly idea. (Very modifies silly.) The ball fell just over the line. (Just modifies over.) Adverbs modifying verbs The adverb should go after the verb or verb phrase. Example: He runs slowly. …

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