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I am struggling with this question that concerns the location of a modifier in a French sentence. How would you account for the last sentence?

Thank you in advance.

  • Your translations into English are weird. e.g. Pierre veut souvent manger des pommes is "Pierre often wants to eat apples". What do you mean with of.the"? *Des is either "some" or zero article. Your question is about adverb placement in French and would probably be better on be better on French Language. Adverbs are usually placed immediately after the conjugated verb, so the general rule applies here, but we might find exceptions. And even in your example sentence the place could vary for special effect.
    – None
    Jun 8, 2022 at 6:38
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    It seems your questions contains a copy (image) from a printed matter and the wording isn't yours. So please state where it comes form and who wrote it.
    – None
    Jun 8, 2022 at 6:43
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    @None As is common on linguistics courses, the OP's been given a variety of data from different languages. The idea is that you don't need to know the language concerned to be able to account for the data. This is the perfect site for such questions. Jun 8, 2022 at 15:28
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    So, this is the perfect site for students to get us to do their homework?
    – jlawler
    Jun 12, 2022 at 14:55
  • @None, the lines containing “of.the” are glosses, not translations; they are meant only to show that a word literally meaning “of the” is in there. Jun 15, 2022 at 19:49


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