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Adverbs of Certainty

The position of adverbs of certainty

The adverb of certainty is positioned in the middle of a sentence. It’s placed after the verb ‘to be’ or an auxiliary verb such as ‘have’, but before the main verb. 


  • I will definitely go to the meeting. 
  • I might feel better tomorrow. 
  • You’re probably just working too hard.

Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. Occasionally, they are placed at the beginning of a sentence.


  • Perhaps you’re right. 
  • Maybe I’ll check just in case. 

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