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An '''adverb of certainty''' basically gives us information about ''how sure'' we are of something. It normally goes in [[mid-position]], i.e. either after [[auxiliary verbs]] and ''[[be]]'' or before other [[verbs]]. However, ''perhaps'' and ''maybe'' typically go at the beginning of a [[clause]].<ref name=swan>[[Michael Swan|Swan, Michael]]. ''[[Practical English Usage]]'' Oxford University Press 1980 ISBN 0-19-431197 x</ref>
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An '''adverb of certainty''' basically gives information about ''how sure'' we are of something. It normally goes in [[mid-position]], i.e. either after [[auxiliary verbs]] and ''[[be]]'' or before other [[verbs]]. However, ''perhaps'' and ''maybe'' typically go at the beginning of a [[clause]].<ref name=swan>[[Michael Swan|Swan, Michael]]. ''[[Practical English Usage]]'' Oxford University Press 1980 ISBN 0-19-431197 x</ref>
  
 
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An adverb of certainty basically gives information about how sure we are of something. It normally goes in mid-position, i.e. either after auxiliary verbs and be or before other verbs. However, perhaps and maybe typically go at the beginning of a clause.[1]

References

  1. Swan, Michael. Practical English Usage Oxford University Press 1980 ISBN 0-19-431197 x

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