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I completely forgot her birthday and I don't just know how to make it up to her.
I forgot completely her birthday and I don't just know how to make it up to her.

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    As with most adverbs, 'completely' goes before the main part of the verb which it is modifying.

    He completely forgot her birthday.
    He had completely forgotten her birthday.

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    The first sentence sounds much more natural. That's a very common expression, good question!

     

    Yes, I agree with Marcus. The first sounds good, the second does not. You could, if you want, put 'completely' in a completely different place... I forgot her birthday completely! We often say this. (Well, I do! I'm always forgetting birthdays!)

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