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Are these sentences both correct?

If you have questions for him, try calling his office. ...

A. ... He probably hasn't gone home.

B. ... He hasn't probably gone home.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
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    You want probably to govern the whole clause/sentence so you would use A. 

    B is incorrect because of the contraction of the negative limits placement of the adverb  (He has probably not gone home, would work but A is till better.)

    The only way I could see using the construction at B would be:

    He hasn't probably gone home, he definitely has.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    'A' is correct.

  • 4 weeks ago

    " probably " like  adverb of frequency is put in the mid position, known as " mid-position adverb.

    Example -- She has sometimes come late.

    To my assumption, No. B. appears correct.

  • 4 weeks ago

    B is not correct.  A person cannot probably go home; he can either go home or not go home.  'Probably' is someone else's perspective on the chances that he has gone home.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They both are but with different effect. You would generally say A, but you'd say B if you were placing special emphasis on "probably," like if your next sentence were to be, "He definitely has."

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