The UVic Writer's Guide
Should be placed as close as possible to the word it modifies.
These three sentences all have different meanings:
- "I only want to tickle your alligator"
- "I want to tickle only your alligator"
- "I want to tickle your only alligator"
The same is true of "almost" and other limiting modifiers.
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