He was almost hit.

kis2337 posted:

a. He was almost hit.

b. He almost was hit.

Are they both correct?

Hi, Kis,

Yes, they are both correct. Although I prefer (a) to (b), the correctness of (b) stands out when ellipsis is involved. Then "almost" needs to come before "was":

A: Was he hit?
B: He almost was.     (NOT: *He was almost.)

Another interesting observation that can be made here is that, with the "get" passive, "almost" likewise must come right after "He":

He almost got hit.
NOT: *He got almost hit.

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