Hi PaulQ,Word order:
The mother hugged her
tightlyson tightly when he came back home"
The mother embraced
tightlyher son tightly when he came back home" <- for the reasons I gave, I do not find this to be very idiomatic.
This is a matter for another thread. You may wish to start a new thread or ask a moderator to move this part of the question.Hi PaulQ,
I would be very opportunate and fortunate if you are here with me with your sympathetic ear. Your English guidance says that 'adverbs' are not used between main verbs and their objects though adverbs can move around a sentence, but I would like to know if the adverb used between the main verb and its object ( the mother hugged tightly her son) makes breach in the grammatical properties a word has with other words.
If you were to see several pictures of two people who were either hugging or embracing, there are circumstances in which you would not be able to say which pairs were hugging and which were embracing. On the other hand, there are some where the pair are obviously hugging or obviously embracing.And I would extend my eagerness for your language to this question: why 'hug' and 'embrace' being closely synonymous are not replaceable, and if not, why you mention 'close synonym' and their nuance?