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What is the difference between the following sentences?
1. I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.
2. I will execute faithfully the office of President of the United States.
3. I will execute the office of President of the United States faithfully.
Just a matter of emphasis?
Also, should there be a "the" before "President"?
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One of the hallmarks of adverbs is their ability to move around in a sentence. Adverbs of manner are particularly flexible in this regard.

1. Solemnly the minister addressed her congregation.

2. The minister solemnly addressed her congregation.

3. The minister addressed her congregation solemnly.

Normally, we would use "the" before President. But it would sound redundant. Too many the's in one line.

Regards,

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Except that the EXACT words of the presidential oath are detailed in the Constitution, in quotes to show the wording.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
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The Chief Justicre yesterday showed just how fluid these adverbs can be. Obama had memorized the "set" form and the justice mixed it up a bit, thereby confusing the new president just a bit. I understand that the justice apologized later.
Hi,

1. I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States.

Also, should there be a "the" before "President"?

There is no 'the' because the term 'President' is used here as a title. That's also why it is capitalized.

Clive
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