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Placement of adverb

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Placement of adverb

I notice in the phrase 'était apparue gracieusement sur cet étrange engin' the adverb is placed after the participle, not the conjugated verb. Am I right in thinking adverbs normally go directly after the conjugated verb ?

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Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Tom, there are exceptions and although the lesson attached doesn't specifically cover 'gracieusement', I think it fits under adverbs ending in -ment, and relating to 'manner', being placed after the compound verb for emphasis.

Position of French Adverbs - with compound tenses

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tom,

 "she was made of glitter, appeared gracefully on this strange contraption" (plus-que-parfait apparaître  --  Elle était apparue)

"She appeared gracefully"   Is it not the case that "gracefully" is modifying "appeared" ?

This is how it reads to me  --  hope it helps?

Jim

Placement of adverb

I notice in the phrase 'était apparue gracieusement sur cet étrange engin' the adverb is placed after the participle, not the conjugated verb. Am I right in thinking adverbs normally go directly after the conjugated verb ?

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