Writing for Business

Mar 8 2017   7:20PM GMT

Adverb placement and direct objects

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


screwdriver_and_wrench-256To remain effective, analytical processes must ________ fine-tuned.
A. constantly stay
B. stay constantly




Answer: A.

Adverbs can be placed in various locations, but not between a verb and its direct object. In most cases, it’s best to put an adverb as close as possible to the word it modifies. When a verb has a direct object, the nearest place for the adverb is before the verb. The adverb can also be put in the middle of a compound verb, at the beginning of a sentence or after the direct object.

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