WORD ORDER

 

Yesterday

Nick

bought

a pair of skies

in Innsbruck.

In Innsbruck

Nick

bought

a pair of skies

yesterday.

He

bought

a pair of skies

He

practiced

hard

on a ski slope

yesterday.

In the morning

he

always

has

lessons

on a ski slope

After dinner

he

usually

meets

a friend

at the bar

Adverb of place, time

Subject

Adverb of indefinite time

Predicate (verb)

Object

Adverb of manner

Adverb of place

Adverb of time

               
NOTE: If there are two adverbs of time the more precise one is first!!
Example: He is going to have a skiing lesson at 10 a.m. on Monday.

 

NOTE: A verb sometimes consists of two or more words! Then the adverb of indefinite time has to be put between them:
         

verb 1

adverb

verb 2

I

can

never

remember

his name.

Ann

doesn’t

usually

smoke

Are you

definitely

going

to the party?

Your car

has

probably

been stolen

He

has

never

tried skiing

         
NOTE: Adverbs of indefinite time go before have to!
Example: We always have to wait a long time for the bus.
NOTE: Adverbs of indefinite time go after am, is, are, was or were!
Example: You are never on time.

 

EXERCISE 1

 

EXERCISE 2

 

EXERCISE 3

 

EXERCISE 4

 

EXERCISE 5

 

EXERCISE 6

 


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