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Is it true that the adverb of frequency can be used at the end of a sentence when it follows an intransitive verb or a direct object of the subject.
  • He speaks seldom.
  • I visit her frequently.
What's wrong with;
  • He seldom speaks.
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If someone who learns English or any other language says to himself "I must/have to do this only this way", then he will be forever crippled in that language. For a test or exam, please, follow the given rules. For real learning, try to make a mistake, blunder and see for yourself why it is a mistake or blunder. Being afraid that you are going to make an error in a new language is the stupidest thing one can be you can do.
Very well said!
CJ
AlienvoordI hit the ball hard, the ball that was small in a beautiful garden with many people sitting and pigeons flying around on a sunny beautiful day by the lake.

This is ok, because as CJ says the heavy clause goes at the end, otherwise the meaning can be obscured.

He played hard the entire game. (ok)
*He hit hard the ball. (not ok)

As CJ says the first sentence is ok because "play" does not have an object. In the second sentence, "hit" has an object, and the adverb must go at the end.

This is also ok, for the same reason:

I worked hard the whole day.

but not:

*I played well the game.

Here there is an object, so it must be:

I played the game well.


Correct, but my point was in comparing

  • He played hard the entire game.
  • He played the entire game hard.


  • both are fine. I invited to think why, when other cases we displayed here do not allow the same switch. Nothing else.

    (The explanation is in the CJ's post 259360.)

    (By the way *I hit hard the ball. is better in these forms: I hit hard, the ball. and The ball, I hit hard. if you want to use them for some reason.)
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Hey folks,
can usually be used at the end of a sentence?

Thanks in advance for the reply.
Hi,

Yes, it can, often preceded by a comma.

Clive