Marking a bunch of papers at the moment and have come up against one of those 'but it just sounds wrong' sentences... but I can't for the life of me prove what's wrong with it.
I've tried Swan, I've tried the internet, and now I'm going to bug you with it
"... the relationship between us became more and more deep gradually
My problem is with the position of 'gradually' in the sentence. I know that adverbs of manner can be put at the end of a sentence ie 'She walked quickly', but here, the adverb is so far away from the verb it just seems wrong.
Am I crazy?