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Please look at this question.

"A study of over 2,000 adults demonstrated that beginning treatment for certain diseases ____ may help prevent severe cases"
(A) quite (B) early (C) very (D) nearly

The correct answer is (B) early. What I want to know is for the location of "early".

"A study of over 2,000 adults demonstrated that beginning treatment for certain diseases early may help prevent severe cases"

[Q1] It means "early" is an adjective. Can't I write " certain early disease"?

[Q2] "A study of over 2,000 adults demonstrated that beginning treatment for certain initial diseases may help prevent severe cases" is okay?

Thank you in advance for your teaching
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'Early' is an adverb modifying 'beginning'.

It means

"A study of over 2,000 adults demonstrated that beginning treatment for certain diseases at an early stage may help prevent severe cases".

Rover
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If the questioner wrote " early beginning treatment", I could easily understand it. Thank you for your teaching,Rover_KEEmotion: embarrassed.