"Well, I <realized finally><finally realized> that all of the hard work paid off."

hersheysand

Member
filipino
are they correct? especially, the used of the word ''finally" there.

"Well, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off." Or "Well, I finally realized that all of the hard work paid off"

"Now, I have finally realized that all of the hard work paid off." or "Now, I realized finally that all of the hard work paid off."


Thank you, Expert

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  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    English permits some freedom in the placement of adverbs like "finally" within a sentence. All your uses of "finally" are normal.
     

    Englishmypassion

    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    I think when you place "finally" before "realized", it (finally) gets slightly more emphasis, while in "I realized finally...," "realized", i.e. your realizing, gets more emphasis.

    And, British English speakers wouldn't say "Now, I realized finally/finally realized..." when talking about the present situation.
     
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