"I was standing behind him."

Translation:Я стоял за ним.

3 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/moosor

What about я за ним стоял ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiv14crmod
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Why isn't this word order accepatable? "за ним я стоял" ----- the correct answer in a previous sentence in the exercise was "За ними стоит женщина". A woman is standing behind them". the same word order

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/servolock

Is there some reason why "за ним я стоял" can't work too?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zirkul
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This is a rather unnatural order. I can imagine you uttering this in a heated manner, when someone accuses you of queue jumping (with stress being put on "за ним"), but hardly otherwise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoTimothy

за ним я стоял...... ???? Нет ????

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/an_alias
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See zirkul's reply to servolock just above.

I'm no expert but I have to say, while some Russian word order sounds unusual to my US English ear, the Russian sentence you (and servo) said sounds positively Yoda-tastic.

“Looking? Found someone you have, eh?”

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spedi880
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"я был за ним" is correct ?

1 year ago
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