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I agree entirely that style is important, and moving words around can create different effects. No doubt about that.

Consider your example. You offer:

    You can only get to the final boss
        by taking the door on the right.
I don't know if that means that (a) if I take the door on the right then the only thing I can get to is the final boss, or if it means that (b) to get to the final boss the only thing that will be successful is to take the door on the right.

On the other hand:

    You can get to the final boss only
        by taking the door on the right.
That doesn't seem to suffer the same ambiguity.

The question is whether, for any given case, stylistic effects trump less ambiguity. People seem to think it does more often than I do.




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