If you have multiple adverbs modifying the same noun, verb, or adjective in Spanish, in what order and where do you place the adverbs?

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    Welcome to the site, KawaiiKiwi. Would you mind to add an example in your question (even if you think it's wrong)?
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    Note that adverbs do not usually modify nouns.
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    Jun 5, 2020 at 11:31
  • an adverb never modifies a noun, that’s an adjective.
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In general, the mente is added only to the second (or final) adverb in a string, as discussed in this blog post.

This applies to two adverbs in a row

Durante el siglo XIX los Estados Unidos más que cuadruplican su territorio, se sigue con "la institución peculiar" en el Sur y se prosigue, lenta y eficazmente, con el genocidio indio y la gloriosa expansión hacia el legendario Oeste americano.

I suppose this would work for three or more adverbs, but such a situation does not appear to be very common.

As noted in the article, one can even separate the adverbs, e.g. "no lenta sino rápidamente."

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