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Dear Ted,
I'm not sure if the sentence structure in following sentences is correct. In other words, are all of the following sentences grammatically correct?
1. He highly recommended this restaurant.
2. He recommended this restaurant highly.
3. This restaurant is highly recommended.
4. This restaurant is recommended highly.

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Dear Glen:

  
I'm not sure if the sentence structure in following sentences is correct. In other words, are all of the following sentences grammatically correct?
1. He highly recommended this restaurant.
2. He recommended this restaurant highly.
3. This restaurant is highly recommended.
4. This restaurant is recommended highly.

All of them are correct.  The word "highly" is an adverb describing the "height" of his recommendation.  It is used as an adverb in all four sentences.

That's a neat thing about adverbs:  Quite often you can put them in several different parts of the sentence, and they still keeping working . . . doing their adverbial chores.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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