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Rule "Word order: Wrong position of adverb, e.g. 'Always I am happy. (I am always happy.)'"

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Description: Word order: Wrong position of adverb, e.g. 'Always I am happy. (I am always happy.)'
Message: The adverb '\2' is usually not used at the beginning of a sentence if a subject pronoun comes after it.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://staff.washington.edu/marynell/grammar/AdverbPl.html
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Always I am happy.
  • Always I hid who I really was.
  • Always, he was serious.
  • Ever it was thus.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I am always happy.
  • Always wear your helmet.
  • Always late, is he?
  • Hardly.
  • Never again would she want to live there.
  • Never before have we had such a strong longing for peace.
  • Never in my life have I heard or seen such a thing.
  • Hardly a day passes when I don't think of you.
  • Hardly anyone writes to me these days.
  • Never too much of anything.
  • Never say never
  • Always and forever, I'm yours.
  • Always save your best ideas to last.
  • Always someone there to remind me.
  • Always the centre of attention, she hated to be ignored.
  • Always, no problem.
  • Always worse, never better.
  • Always when I can.
  • "Am I avoiding you? Never!"
  • Never in one place for long, I decided to leave the city tomorrow.
  • Never, ever, do that again!
  • Never actually tried that.
  • Never once has this occurred in all the time I've been here.
  • Hardly the meeting had begun when it was adjourned.
  • Hardly B2C agents, in my opinion.
  • Hardly anybody's busy today.
  • Rarely, if ever, do these flowers bloom so early in the year.
  • Rarely, small asteroids passing close to Earth may be visible to the naked eye for a short time.
  • Ever since Portugal handed over sovereignty
  • It was ever thus.
  • EVER TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.
  • Ever really want someone to wake you up from a bad dream...
  • Ever louder voices of protest drowned out his speech.
  • Ever the organizer, Reggie separates his Skittles into groupings of the same flavor before he eats them.
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ID: ADVERB_WORD_ORDER [1]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-25 16:45:50 +0000)