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Do adverbs go before or after the verb?

I have just gotten to the habits skill in French, where a lot of adverbs are introduced. Does anyone know whether or not adverbs go before the noun, after the noun or both? If both, then is there a way to tell when it goes after and when it goes before?

September 7, 2019

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

Thank you! This was very helpful!

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manuel599019

Usually after the verb

September 7, 2019

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

Thanks!

September 7, 2019

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

I have seen both kinds. I know colors go after "Une robe rouge" and beautiful/ugly goes before "Une belle robe".

Don't know the rules though, so don't know when it is before or after yet.

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

That's an adjective, not an adverb. (The original poster seemed confused on the point as well.) The BANGS rule generally tells you where to place adjectives in relation to their noun. BANGS: Beauty, Age, Number, Goodness, Size. Those adjectives go in front of the noun.

September 7, 2019
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