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  1. There's some guy who's running around the top floors single-handedly trying to take down the terrorists as if he were Bruce Willis in Die Hard.

  2. There's some guy who's running around the top floors trying to take down the terrorists single-handed as if he were Bruce Willis in Die Hard.

Hi. How do I incorporate 'single-handed(ly)' in this sentence so it sounds natural (if possible)?

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Either would be acceptable. It is a very small difference of emphasis, because of which is mentioned first.

1 emphasizes that he is alone. 2 emphasizes that he is trying to take down the terrorists.

But it is a really small difference. Indeed it is so small that, for some people, it might be reversed depending on whether the thing-in-front is considered more important or less important.

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