Reply to "Oblivious clearly"

Hailey posted:

Is the following sentence grammatically correct: "I'm oblivious clearly." 

Hello, Hailey, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

That isn't a very kind thing to say about oneself. From a grammatical standpoint, the sentence wants a comma (or, in speech, an intonation break or slight pause) before "clearly." Alternatively, you could place "clearly" at the beginning or in the middle. It is a sentence-level adverbial modifying the proposition "I'm oblivious."

  • It is clear that I'm oblivious.
  • Clearly, I'm oblivious.
  • I'm clearly oblivious.
  • I'm oblivious, clearly.
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