Position of Time Expressions
(e.g.: recently, now, then, yesterday)
Adverbs of time are usually put at the end of the sentence.
|subject||verb(s)||indirect object||direct object||time|
|I||will tell||you||the story||tomorrow.|
If you don't want to put emphasis on the time, you can also put the adverb of time at the beginning of the sentence.
|time||subject||verb(s)||indirect object||direct object|
|Tomorrow||I||will tell||you||the story.|
Note that some time expressions are adverbs of frequency (always, never, usually usw.). These are usually put before the main verb (except for 'be' as a main verb). (see also Position of Adverbs)
|subject||auxiliary/be||adverb||main verb||object, place or time|
|I||often||go swimming||in the evenings.|
|We||are||usually||here in summer.|
Changed: 10th Dec 2010 19:35