Site Feedback

Resolved questions
''Jenny never wanted to go home'' and ''Jenny wanted never to go home''

 

Which one of them is more correctly saying?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    Both sentences are correct, but this is an example of a "squinting" modifier. The word "squinting" means a two-way modifier, and the placement affects the meaning of the sentence. Did Jenny not intend to go home? Or did Jenny not want to go home again under any circumstance?

     

    I think both forms are correct and the second form has a stronger meaning.

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.