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"I was standing behind him."

Translation:Я стоял за ним.

November 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moosor

What about я за ним стоял ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/servolock

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiv14crmod

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spedi880

"я был за ним" is correct ?

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