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I have read Book ABC and a few pages of Book XYZ, which unfortunately I left abruptly/ which I unfortunately left abruptly.

Which one is correct? If both are correct, which one to use when?

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Both of your suggestions are fine, adverb placement is rather fluid in English (usually, look at the adverb "only" which is a major exception and placement definitely matters). However I think the sentence is a bit awkward overall. I would divide it into two thoughts.

"I have read book ABC and a few pages of book XYZ. Unfortunately, I had to leave book XYZ abruptly."

Or if you truly wish to have one sentence, perhaps, "I have read book ABC and a few pages of book XYZ, but unfortunately I had to leave the latter abruptly."

This change of tense sounds better to my ear, but again your sentence works and the adverb position doesn't alter the meaning.

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The first is definitely better. "unfortunately" in this case acts as a sentence adverb (for the clause "unfortunately I left abruptly").

The second is not incorrect though.

However, in AmE, one does not "leave" reading a book, one "leaves off" reading at some point. So,

  • "...which, unfortunately, I left off [reading] abruptly."

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