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Adverb placement

Does the sentence "Morgen fahre ich" make sense grammatically?

I'm translating "I drive tomorrow" but I'm emphasizing when I'm driving rather than just making a broad indicative statement.

6/17/2018, 6:55:58 AM

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It's fine. To put time adverbs first is very common to emphasise them.

6/17/2018, 7:04:27 AM

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Vielen dank. What other parts of the sentence are able to be emphasized in this manner? If I said "Ich möchte das kaufen", could i emphasize what I want to buy by saying "Das möchte ich kaufen"?

6/17/2018, 7:12:04 AM

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In fact any. The first position is the strongest. So you have to be a bit careful not to exaggerate. Of course not the verb, that would make a question of it. Das möchte ich kaufen is like hinting with the finger. Yes, you got it. So, if the seller does not understand you and asks: What? The answer is: Kaufen möchte ich es.

6/17/2018, 7:18:36 AM

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Yes it makes sense

6/17/2018, 12:25:33 PM
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