Adverb placement is complicated by the variety and abundance of syntactic units that are modifiable by an adverb, ranging from words to phrases to sentences. The most likely such modified units are verbs (and verbals), adjectives (and adjectivals), and other adverbs (adverbials). Another complication is the inherent mobility of adverbs within a sentence. In this article, examples of adverb placement are arranged in order of the number of possible positions within sentences. The reasons guiding such placement are (1) specificity (selecting the exact syntactic unit modified by the adverb) and (2) emphasis (selecting the syntactic unit to be emphasised).