ugh, "olet tam bene" marked wrong
why wouldn't "bene tam olet" work?
Adverbs are normally placed before the word to which they relate. In this sentence with two adverbs, tam relates to bene and bene relates to the verb olet.
why is 'good' translated as an adverb. bene means well. 'it smells so well' means it has a very good sense of smell. just saying..... is this an idiom?
olet has to do with emitting a smell, not sense of smell.
I suppose that gets me towards a solution but still.... 'it emits a smell well' means 'it is good at being smelly', not that 'it smells good'
why do I constantly get marked incorrect for different word order?
word order mean little in Latin
Word order is flexible but not free. And word order is meaningful. See, for example, Devine and Stephens' Pragmatics for Latin.