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Which one is right? [position of adverbs]


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Both positions are correct, though in the case of the first, it can be followed up by additional words, as in: "What exactly happened last month?" or "What exactly happened yesterday?"  The second is a variation of the first, but you can no longer follow it up with more information without being grammatically awkward, e.g. "What happened exactly on that day?"  In short, you would have to rephrase the sentence to make it grammatically correct. Technically, the second sentence is correct as it is on its own.

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Both are correct, although the second one sounds more friendly (the first one rather sounds like 2 people were fighting, then you come in and say "what exactly happened"?).

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On 23.6.2016 at 2:29 PM, AExAVF said:

Both positions are correct, though in the case of the first, it can be followed up by additional words, as in: "What exactly happened last month?" or "What exactly happened yesterday?"  The second is a variation of the first, but you can no longer follow it up with more information without being grammatically awkward, e.g. "What happened exactly on that day?"  In short, you would have to rephrase the sentence to make it grammatically correct. Technically, the second sentence is correct as it is on its own.

 

On 23.6.2016 at 4:22 PM, Blaveloper said:

Both are correct, although the second one sounds more friendly (the first one rather sounds like 2 people were fighting, then you come in and say "what exactly happened"?).


 

Thank you very much! I really appreciate your help :)

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