San
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San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 months ago

Do these sentences mean the same thing?

The player did very well ...

A. ... during what might well be his last game.

B. ... during what might very well be his last game.

Is the "very" in sentence B used just for emphasis? Thanks!

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  • 4 months ago
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    I don't think you've mixed your tenses. The game could have taken place yesterday and we might not know yet whether it was his last game. 

    As to "very," it does add emphasis, but so does "well." You could just write "what might be his last game." "Well" adds emphasis to that, so whether you want more emphasis with "very" is up to you.

  • 4 months ago

    They mean the same thing, but you are mixing past with present. It needs to either read:

    The player did very well during what might well have been his last game

    The player did very well during what might very well have been his last game

    OR~~

    The player IS doing very well...... 

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