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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 '\1' is usually put between '\2' and '\3'.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://staff.washington.edu/marynell/grammar/AdverbPl.html
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • They often have been seen together.
    Correction suggestion: have often been
  • ... must receive permission from the copyright holder to use this work, and often will be asked to pay for the use of copyrighted material.
    Correction suggestion: will often be
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • They have often been seen together.
  • Those women should never have been hired.
  • These rules have been and always will be observed.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: ADVERB_WORD_ORDER [6]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-20 22:33:09 +0200)