I read many examples in English about using the word briefly. However, I found that all the examples, that I read, used verb + briefly. My question is can I use it as briefly + verb. For example,

This paragraph briefly describes the idea of .....


I must use it like this:

This paragraph describes, briefly, the idea of ....

  • native speakers do, but it may not be correct. – WendyG Feb 12 at 11:26
  • I prefer your first sentence—it sounds more affirmative. (In the second sentence, briefly seems unnecessary.) – Jason Bassford Feb 13 at 0:38

Yes, it can go in either position, and in general that has no significant impact on meaning.

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