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In simple tenses and moods

In simple tenses and moods - In the passé composé 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 fran ç ais couramment . (He speaks French fluently.)  Je partirai imm é diatement . (I'll leave immediately.)  Vous avez travaill é  rapidement . (You worked quickly.)  Some longer adverbs are placed at the beginning of the sentence:  D'habitude il court tr è s 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 passé composé , adverbs generally follow the past participle. Some of the more common adverbs — bien, mal, souvent, toujours, déjà , 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 déjà vu ce film . (I already saw that movie.) • Elle a acheté beaucoup de livres . (She bought a lot of books.)...
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