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Adverbs of manner: word order



cheezels
New Zealand

Adverbs of manner: word order
 
From a student s writing:

500 meters above sea level in the Flm valley a couple of houses cling to the mountainside, it s the farm Holo. Here lives a kind older couple who gladly will show you around their carefully restored houses and tell you about life on the farm before the road came in the 1980 s.

I think it should say ......who will gladly show you around....

Or does word order matter here?

Confused

13 Apr 2010      



Zora
Canada

It does Cheezels. Follow your instinct! Most adverbs should be between the "auxiliary verb" and its infinitive/participle.

Smile 

13 Apr 2010     



RabbitWho
Czech Republic

Absolutely

Types of adverbs and positions:
http://esl.about.com/cs/intermediate/f/f_adverbs.htm


I know this feeling, when I correct adverb order mistakes I m repeating them over and over and over and over to myself and thinking "Argh!? I might say that.. does it really matter???" because after a while you loose the ability to depend on your own ear because you ve heard the same mistake so much it starts to sound normal.

13 Apr 2010     



cheezels
New Zealand

Big smile

13 Apr 2010