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'donc je dois beaucoup pratiquer' (week 57 writing challenge, level A1)

TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

'donc je dois beaucoup pratiquer' (week 57 writing challenge, level A1)

Why is beaucoup placed before pratiquer? In the sentence 'Elle voyageait beaucoup.' this lesson (and in other examples), beaucoup is placed after the verb. Thank you for your help! Terri
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RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Terri. In the passé composé, i.e. j'ai beaucoup voyagé, the word beaucoup functions as an adverb and goes before the past participle of voyager; however in the present tense «je voyage beaucoup» it follows the verb. Bonne chance,
TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Ron, thanks for your answer. I'll need to work that one through a bit. Is it because it's a negative vs affirmative statement issue, or that it's another of the words that has two meanings depending on where it is placed?
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Terri ! Usually, when you have a conjugated verb followed by an infinitive, as is the case here (dois + pratiquer), the adverb will come in between the two verbs :) Bonne journée !
TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Aurélie, thank you for your response. This makes sense, and I seem to remember coming across this before - the adverb between the two verbs. Thanks for the challenge, now I can tackle it! Terri
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Aurèlie, Merci pour l'explication parce que je n'ai pas entendu cela expliqué comme ça.

'donc je dois beaucoup pratiquer' (week 57 writing challenge, level A1)

Why is beaucoup placed before pratiquer? In the sentence 'Elle voyageait beaucoup.' this lesson (and in other examples), beaucoup is placed after the verb. Thank you for your help! Terri

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