• She carefully watched her child. vs. She watched her child carefully.
  • I patiently waited for him. vs. I waited for him patiently.

Which of these sentences are correct regarding the position of adverbs (carefully and patiently)? If they all are correct then what are the difference between them?

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I think all sentences are correct, but She watched her child carefully and I waited for him patiently sound better.


All of them are correct, it depends on what you want to emphasize in the sentence.


If the difference is the emphasis then which emphasize what? Thanks for the answers.


Lisa, please check out this link http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/adv_manner2.html in order to understand the emphasis thing :)

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