https://www.duolingo.com/Klaudialk

Polish word order

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I find myself quite regularly tripped up by my word order choices in the Polish exercises, and I was wondering if there's a general rule (like German's "time, manner, place"). Any tips? Z góry dziękuję!

4 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/unabdd
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Usually it is who - verb - noun like "Tomek czyta książkę" - Tomek reads the book. It can also be noun - verb - adjective "Książka jest ciekawa" - The book is interesting. It is the most common order.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ausir
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That said, other word orders are also correct even if not as common, and should be accepted (while they often aren't).

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/unabdd
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maybe they are not marked as correct because of wrong conjugantion?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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All those word orders are technically correct, but as the article mentions in Polish, they are not equal. The first one is perfectly natural, and all the others... not at all.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klaudialk
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Thanks for all the comments so far -- what I'm looking for is guidance for word order in more complicated sentences including adverbs, pronouns, negations etc.., not just subject, verb, object. Is it usually always best to end with a noun or a verb?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei
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Some more specific examples would be useful to discuss it ;)

2 weeks ago
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