Question by  manny (185)

Should the adverb go before or after the verb?

For example, should it be: "A bigger down payment will typically result in a lower interest rate. " or "A bigger down payment typically will result in a lower interest rate. "


Answer by  Phil97 (569)

Adverbs in English are like ninjas, that is, they are placed anywhere the writer thinks it sounds natural. Older grammar books will say that a writer should never split an auxiliary verb from its main one; therefore the first example is wrong, but that rule is not followed any more.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Avoid splitting verb. The verb in this case is "will result," so nothing should be jammed in between "will" and "result. " The best way to write it is: Typically, a larger down payment will result in a lower interest rate. "Typically" applies to the entire action.

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