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I just have a quick question about word order

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I just have a quick question about word order

Postby Брэндон » Fri May 08, 2009 2:52 am


I was just wondering, where, in a Latin sentence, would an adverb usually fall?

Also, how do you order multiple adjectives--e.g. "my small, green ball"?

Bene facis. :)
Love all, trust few, and do harm to none.
Ama omnis, crede aliqui, ne noce aliquis.
Ama tutto, credi qualche, non nuoci nessuno.
Люби весь, верь некоторые, не вреди никто.
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Re: I just have a quick question about word order

Postby benissimus » Fri May 08, 2009 5:13 am

Adverbs usually come before the word that they modify.

It is sometimes considered bad style to have a string of adjectives modifying the same word, so you will often see them joined by conjunctions (et, -que etc), rather than commas (as in English).
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