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Tuesday, September 11, 2012



Elle est déjà allée à Paris.
She has already gone to Paris.

Déjà is an adverb of time, but it behaves more like an adverb of frequency. In this example, note how it follows the conjugated verb.

We’re looking at a word that is among adverbs of time and frequency. Their placement can be a little tricky, but, in general, adverbs of time are placed at the beginning or end of a sentence, while adverbs of frequency are generally placed after the conjugated verb. Sound like too much? Don’t worry. Over time, as you learn French, your ear will start to guide you.

Vocabulary Section: Adverbs, Word of the Day