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The position of "recently"

Discussion in '英語勉強フォーラム - Learning English' started by hirashin, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. hirashin

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    Hello, native English speakers,

    would any of the three sentence be used? Which would be common?
    (a) Recently this house has been built.
    (b) This house has recently been built.
    (c) This house has been built recently.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hirashin
     
  2. JuliMaruchan

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    Yes, though I've always been under the impression that A is technically incorrect and needs a comma:

    Recently, this house has been built.

    I don't know for sure if that is the case, but I and many other native speakers break that rule anyway, assuming I'm right about it being one.
     
  3. hirashin

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    Thanks, Julimaruchan.
     
  4. hirashin

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    One of my students wrote :
    This house recently has been built.

    Would it sound right, too?
     
  5. JuliMaruchan

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    It doesn't sound terrible, but it's foreign-sounding (i.e. I'd never expect to hear that from a native speaker). I don't think it's correct grammar, but I'm not entirely sure.
     
  6. hirashin

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    Thanks, Julimaruchan. I'm grading the exam papers.
    Another student wrote :
    This house has been recently built.
    Would this sound off too?
     
  7. JuliMaruchan

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    Eh... it's better than "recently has been built", I think. I still think it sounds a tad bit foreign. I don't know if it's correct or not.
     
  8. hirashin

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    Thanks, Julimaruchan.
     

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