Usage of "only"

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A: We are leaving to go out of town on Friday. Thursday would work best for us.

B: Unfortunately, I am busy on Thursday.

A: Do you have friday morning open? We are only leaving friday afternoon, so we could possibly do friday morning.

 

Is the usage of "only" in this context unusual in any way? Thank you for your help!

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We are  leaving only on friday afternoon, so we could possibly do friday morning.

Can you make out any differences among the three sentences?

Only John carried his books to class. 

John only carried his books to class. 
John carried only his books to class. 

John walked into only the house of horrors. (He walked only into the house of horrors)

 Only John walked into the house of horrors. (No one else walked except John walked in to the house of horrors)

link comment answered May 08 at 09:22 Sanjay Contributor

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