Use and placement of adverbs

Use and placement of adverbs - D'habitude nous mangeons...

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Use and placement of adverbs Adverbs are generally placed after the verbs they modify:  Elle parle rapidement.  (She speaks quickly.)  Il a conduit lentement.  (He drove slowly.)  In the  passé composé , small, common adverbs (  bien, mal, souvent, toujours, déjà,  and  encore precede the past participle:  Il a  bien  parlé.  (He spoke well.)  J'ai  déjà  lu ce livre.  (I already read that book.)  Longer adverbs may be placed at the beginning of the sentence: 
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Unformatted text preview: D'habitude nous mangeons tard. (Generally, we eat late.) Note that a few adjectives (in the masculine singular form) are used adverbially in common expressions: aller droit (to go straight ahead) coter cher (to cost a lot) parler bas (to speak in a low voice) parler fort/haut (to speak in a loud voice) payer cher (to cost a lot) s'arrter net (to stop short) travailler dur (to work hard)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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