Focusing adverbs

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Focusing adverbs point to a particular part of a clause.

Most common examples are: also, just, even, only, mainly, mostly, either, neither etc.

Position

As focusing adverbs point to a particular part of a sentence, the meaning conveyed often depends upon their position. It is best to place them in front of and next to the word or words modified by them.

Compare:
Exceptions

Too and as well are exceptions to this rule. They normally go in end position.

Sections in this article

Introduction To Adverbs
Formation of Adverbs
Adjectives or Adverbs - Confusing Cases
Adverbs of Certainty
Adverbs of Degree
Adverbs of Indefinite Frequency
Adverbs of Manner
Adverbs of Place
Adverbs of Time and Definite Frequency
Focusing Adverbs