Adjectives should be placed next to the things they describe, and adverbs should be placed next to the action or the other modifiers they describe. The most common problem with keeping related words together is the simple misplacement of an adjective, especially adjectives such as only, just, about, or almost.
Examples of adjectives not placed next to the words they are meant to describe:
Notice how much more exact the sentences sound when the modifiers are placed close to the words they describe
People often mistakenly place relative clauses too far from the words they are intended to describe. Remembering to keep related words together will help you to avoid mistakes.
Examples of mistakes:
These sentences would have a greater effect if they were rewritten.