Where does the adverb belong in the following sentence? XX transports YY across long distances.
XX efficiently transports YY across long distances.**
XX transports YY efficiently across long distances.
I started doubting myself, because both seem like perfectly fine options. In trying to figure out which is proper, I came across the following rule:Adverbs of Manner
Adverb placement of adverbs of manner usually occurs at the end of a sentence or clause
. Adverbs of manner tell us 'how' something is done.
Susan hasn't done this report accurately
Sheila plays piano thoughtfully
Tim does his math homework carefully
This is the rule that would apply in my original example, correct?
So.. that would make the second option (transports YY efficiently
) the correct choice?
Is there a difference in how British and American English use adverbs? The text I'm working on is supposed to be British English, so it would also be helpful to know (if both are technically correct) if BE speakers tend towards option 1 and AE toward option 2, or vice versa, or if there's no firm trend either way.