In simple tenses and moods

In simple tenses and moods - In the pass compos , adverbs...

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In simple tenses and moods (present, imperfect, future, conditional, subjunctive), adverbs are  generally placed directly after the verbs they modify. Il parle français couramment . (He speaks French fluently.)  Je partirai immédiatement . (I'll leave immediately.)  Vous avez travaillé rapidement . (You worked quickly.)  Some longer adverbs are placed at the beginning of the sentence:  D'habitude il court très vite (Generally, he runs very quickly.) A general rule is to place these longer adverbs in the same position  in a French sentence as you would place them in an English sentence. 
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Unformatted text preview: In the pass compos , adverbs generally follow the past participle. Some of the more common adverbs bien, mal, souvent, toujours, dj , and encore , and adverbs of quantity usually precede the past participle, as in the following examples: Il est sorti rapidement . (He went out quickly.) J'ai dj vu ce film . (I already saw that movie.) Elle a achet beaucoup de livres . (She bought a lot of books.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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