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Which one is correct?

  1. Overall, it can be vividly seen that the aggregated number of marriages have witnessed considerable growth. Furthermore, the average age of marriage has also been increasing throughout the mentioned period of time.

  2. Overall, it can be vividly seen that the aggregated number of marriages have witnessed considerable growth. Furthermore, the average age of marriage has been also increasing throughout the mentioned period of time.

In grammar books it is often said the adverb should go after modal and before main verb. But, here, we have "has" and "been" together, so I got a little bit confused!

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    You probably mean: aggregate number of marriages and not aggregated.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 12:02
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    Google Ngrams suggests that "has been also" is quite rare. Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 12:02
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    In writing, put also here: has also been increasing, "was also increasing" or "did also increase", for example. In speaking, however, you might very well actually say: has been increasing also.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jul 14, 2021 at 12:07

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the average age of marriage has also been increasing throughout the mentioned period of time.

states that not only the aggregated number of marriages but also the average age of marriage have been increasing.

the average age of marriage has been also increasing throughout the mentioned period of time.

would suggest that the average age of marriage has been not only increasing but also... (spreading, for example)/but even... (skyrocketing, for example). However, your sentence does not contain such a symmetry. That's why your first version is correct.

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