I especially enjoyed [focus]


Senior Member
Ukrainian & Russian
I especially enjoyed the boat trip on the Thames.

Would you be so kind as to tell me whether 'especially' can refer to 'the boat trip on the Thames' here?

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  • boozer

    Senior Member
    What else could it refer to? The verb 'enjoy' here goes together with its object, which is 'the boat trip on the Thames'. Or am I missing something?


    Senior Member
    Oh, I see. Well, now that you mention it, it probably is possible, but the 'I' would have to be emphasised while saying the sentence. I cannot see this happening in writing. :confused:


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    The only way I can think of doing that would be to write the sentence using commas: "I, especially, enjoyed the boat trip on the Thames.
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