Saturday, January 05, 2013

Normal word order

Word order in a sentence

What to avoid:

1. Never place anything between a verb and its object.

  • I sent yesterday all the documents. (Here all the documents is the object of the verb sent)
2. Always put place expressions before time expressions.

Instead of writing

  • We went after the lecture to the coffee-shop.
  • We went to the coffee-shop after the lecture.
In the above sentence coffee shop is the place expression and after the lecture is the time expression.