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Prepositions of place in the present continuous
1.       bertoluccisgirl
7 posts
 05 Sep 2013 Thu 08:17 pm

Hi all,

I´m trying to figure out word order again. In the present continuous, would the sentence "I am putting the coffee on the table be: 

masa Ben kahve ustunde kokyuyorum.

 

obviously, no, but I´m not certain the answer. 

 

Thanks for everyone´s time and Patience! 

2.       Abla
3647 posts
 05 Sep 2013 Thu 09:35 pm

Quote: bertoluccisgirl

"I am putting the coffee on the table

 

I would use this neutral word order:

 

WHO + WHAT + WHERE + IS PUTTING

Ben kahveyi masanın üstüne koyuyorum.

 

But please notice that the place right to the left from the verb is ear marked for a constituent which you want to put special stress on. So it is also possible to make different variations:

 

Ben masanın üstüne kahveyi koyuyorum. ´It is the coffee that I am putting...´

Kahveyi masanın üstüne ben koyuyorum. ´It is me and no one else who is putting...´

 

(My Try.)



Edited (9/5/2013) by Abla
Edited (9/5/2013) by Abla

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3.       bertoluccisgirl
7 posts
 06 Sep 2013 Fri 03:19 am

Thank you so much!

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