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How do I put two adverbs in a sentence like this one:

All independent variables simultaneously, significantly affect dependent variables

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    Use "and" between the adverbs. – GEdgar Oct 7 '15 at 14:11
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    Quickly and easily? – Doug Warren Oct 7 '15 at 14:12
  • Of course if you don’t like the way it sounds you could change to adjectives- All independent variables have a simultaneous and significant effect on dependent variables – Jim Oct 7 '15 at 14:32
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All independent variables simultaneously, significantly affect dependent variables.

  1. All independent variables simultaneously and significantly affect dependent variables.

  2. All independent variables affect dependent variables [both] simultaneously and significantly.

For stylistic reasons and for readability I prefer version 2.

Note that there is some ambiguity. Do all independent variables affect all dependent variables? However that is a separate issue and has nothing to do with the placement of adverbs.

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  • Great explanation @chasly! – May Oct 7 '15 at 14:16
  • It is the affecting which is simultaneous and significant. So put the adverbs as close as possible to "affect". – GEdgar Oct 7 '15 at 14:18
  • But "All independent variables affect dependent variables, i.e.X price and Production cost, both simultaneously and significantly" is rather clumsy, no? – May Oct 7 '15 at 14:19
  • "Get it quickly delivered home." Is it correct? – Kumar sadhu Mar 1 '19 at 12:51

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