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Hello,

1. Recently, I have seen a film.

2. Recently I have seen a film.

3. I have seen a film recently.

I want to know the exact position of the adverb "recently".

Out of these three sentences, Which one is the correct?
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Hi,

1. Recently, I have seen a film.

2. Recently I have seen a film.

3. I have seen a film recently.

I'd say they are all acceptable. You might also say

I have recently seen a film. It's probably the most common usage.

(In N.America, we usually say 'a movie'.)

Best wishes, Clive
- I saw a movie recently.

is this correct?
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Dear Diamondrg,

In my opinion, it is correct. Emotion: smile

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
I agree with Clive that they are all correct acoording to the rules(guidelines) of how to place an adverb correctly.

And Clive, I think it is quite funny that yoy say that people from North America say movie instead of film. In class some weeks ago, we discussed the same problem, and all my classmates disagreed with my opinion - that it is indeed called movie in the States. However I was not able to make them change their minds and it annoys me rahter much since you have now given some proof that I was/am right. So thank you Clive.

what about motion picture? is that used both in BrE and AmrE?

Jay
Hi Jay,

I'm glad I was of help.

what about motion picture? is that used both in BrE and AmrE?

This phrase is typically used by people who work in the movie industry, when they want their work to sound more important, eg The new 'King Kong' is the greatest motion picture in the history of the universe! Ordinary people never say this.

Best wishes, Clive
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Okay thanks a lot Clive. Actually I prefer to use motion picture, but I should not do so, I have realisedEmotion: smile

Christmas greetings from Denmark
Hi X11,

Thanks for the Christmas wishes, same to you.

Clive
It's the same in BrE: you seldom come across "motion picture", except in advertising blurb.

MrP
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