Where do you teach putting "Plus tard" at the beginning of a sentence.

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Where do you teach putting "Plus tard" at the beginning of a sentence.

Position of adverbs.

In a multiple choice question, I was presented with "plus tard" at the beginning of a sentence.

"Plus tard, elle te parlera."

This lesson does not teach this, or did I miss something?

Sidenote...to my ear this sentence sounded correct...I had selected it then checked the lesson, when I did not see this particular construction discussed I reversed my decision. I can hear myself saying "she will talk to you later" in French this way.

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi  Michael,

The position of adverbs is quite complex in French as it is variable and often governed by reasons of style.

In the case of 'plus tard' which is an adverb of time ( enfin, soudain, autrefois, maintenant,  etc.) it can be put at the beginning of a sentence for the sake of emphasis. 

But there is no hard and fast rule here.

Hope this helps!

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Cécile, that helps.

Where do you teach putting "Plus tard" at the beginning of a sentence.

Position of adverbs.

In a multiple choice question, I was presented with "plus tard" at the beginning of a sentence.

"Plus tard, elle te parlera."

This lesson does not teach this, or did I miss something?

Sidenote...to my ear this sentence sounded correct...I had selected it then checked the lesson, when I did not see this particular construction discussed I reversed my decision. I can hear myself saying "she will talk to you later" in French this way.

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