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Adverbs in the passive voice.

J. L.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Adverbs in the passive voice.

There is a sentence " Ma mère nous a récompensés pour __nous être comportés______ correctement." in the tests  for this lesson.

Where do you place adverbs with the passive voice verb. The placement of "correctement" at the end could be justified because it is a "long" adverb. But it also does modify the verb "se comporter". Where would an adverb like "bien"  go?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jameson,

In the case of the adverb bien, it would go straight after nous être  and before comportés -

Ma mère nous a récompensés pou nous être bien comportés = My mother rewarded us for behaving well

but good point!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Adverbs have an inclination to follow right after the first verb (être). But if they are long, like correctement, then they are put at the end of the sentence.

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Adverbs in the passive voice.

There is a sentence " Ma mère nous a récompensés pour __nous être comportés______ correctement." in the tests  for this lesson.

Where do you place adverbs with the passive voice verb. The placement of "correctement" at the end could be justified because it is a "long" adverb. But it also does modify the verb "se comporter". Where would an adverb like "bien"  go?

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