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Hi

Can someone please tell me where an adverb belongs in a passive voice sentence?

e.g. which one is correct?

a) The matrix method is applied recursively to the problem.

b) The matrix method is recursively applied to the problem.

Many thanks for any help.
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Adverbs have a certain flexibility, and both of your sentences sound OK to me. I would think that it varies according to the nature of the adverb.

He was chosen late vs He was late chosen -- only the first is OK
They were arrested violently vs they were violently arrested. -- both OK
The truck was passed rapidly by the bus vs the truck was rapidly passed by the bus -- both OK, but #2 sounds better.
He has never been kissed vs he has been never kissed vs he has been kissed never -- only the first is OK
many thanks
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Hey, I would like to ask a question on adverbs in a passive voice sentence...

Her bag was mistakenly taken by James

OR...

Her bag was taken by James by mistake

Would REAAALLY appreciate it if I get the answer

Haha so THANKS!
Both sentences are fine.
I have a similar doubt.

There was this statement on my exam:

I Speak english very well....

so the passive voice would be:

English's spoken very well by me

or is it

English's spoken by me very well

Im having doubts about the adverb position...
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"English's spoken by me very well" is a bit odd and it does not seems natural!

She is earning her money well. AV.


Her money is being earned well by her.


Her money well is being earned by her.

Two correct?

She is earning her money well. AV. Fine


Her money is being earned well by her. Not wrong, but very, very unnatural.


Her money well is being earned by her. Wrong

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