Reasonably common in this type of sentence. If there are any clitics, they will come before the ALE so it will appear even farther. "On mu ale nenapsal." "But he did not write to him."
Why not "napiše". To write is it not napsát? Thanks a lot for your answer.
also, to write is just psát. napsát is a form for the past/imperfect tense.
oh okay. i'm not actually familiar with what the tenses are called, i looked it up so i could try to illustrate my point that psat is "to write." i read the wiki wrong! so psat is to write in an ongoing way and napsat is to write right now/once?
These are aspects, not tenses. But it is true that the aspect does influence tenses.
they are both infinitives, and the one we are using here is psát. napsat doesn't have a present tense and is for describing past and future, that is what it means that it's perfective and why i brought it up. i just got imperfective and perfective mixed up.