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  1. Position of Adverbs Par Osias Pierre Richard

  2. The usual position for adverbsusedwith simple tenses (present, imperfect, simple, future,ect.) isdirectlyfollowing the conjugatedverb. • Ex: Il finit facilement ses devoirs. • Elles répondent bien aux questions. • Manyadverbs of time, place, frequency and mannermayalsobeplacedat the beginning or the end of a sentence. • Ex: Demain, nous allons partir. • Nous allons partir demain.

  3. Anyadverbthatdepends on the verb for itsmeaning, such as adverbs of quantity, must beplaceddirectlyafter the verb. • Ex: Il parle assez en cours. • Vous allez trop au café.

  4. Rappel • In French an adverbcanneverbeplacedafter the subject, as isoftendone in English. • English French • I finallyspeak French. Je parle enfin le français Pierre always arrives on time. Pierre arrive toujours a l’heure

  5. Here are somecommonlyusedadverbs. • Time Place Frequency • Aujourd’hui ici deja • Demain la enfin • Hier là-bas jamais • Maintenant nulle part souvent • Tard Partout toujours • Vite quelque part

  6. Adverbs of quantity • Assez • Beaucoup • Peu • Trop

  7. Sources • http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adverbs.htm http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/adverb. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/adverbs