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Hello,

I am just wondering whether there is any difference (in emphasis?)between these two sentences - or does either of them sound better? I think I have read somewhere that 'only' is best placed between the subject and verb (and to me it sounds better when it's this way) but I am not sure.

Many thanks for any explanation

Lenka

We only have an infinitesimal chance of getting the job.

We have only an infinitesimal chance of getting the job.
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Hi Dipsik

Either one is OK. If you place "only" directly in front of "an infinitesimal chance", then you would be focusing the idea of "only" directly on "an infinitesimal chance".
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YankeeHi Dipsik

Either one is OK. If you place "only" directly in front of "an infinitesimal chance", then you would be focusing the idea of "only" directly on "an infinitesimal chance".

And that's exactly what I always try to do: put the 'only' as near as possible to what is being modified by it, just as with any adjective.

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