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When using adverbs,the adverb will be the first word will be followed by a verb?If I use more then 2 verbs,like the verbs "habe" and "gelernt"?

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    Rules for verbs:
    1) In a main clause, the conjugated verb is in the second position.
    1a) True conjunctions (und, oder, aber, denn, ...) don't count in this respect.
    1b) A subclause occupies the first position in a main clause.
    1c) Adverbials use as conjunctions (trotzdem, dennoch, ...) do count.
    2) In a subclause, the conjugated verb is in the very last position
    3) Dependend infinitives and participles are in reverse order at the end, but before the verb in (2)

    These rules are pretty strict. If you put the verb in the wrong position, the sentence will look strange to a native speaker.

    Rules for adverbs:
    1) Some adverbs (especially short ones like "nicht", "kaum", ...) modify another part of the sentence. They are always placed directly in front of that part. Exception: There's no room to put anything before a conjugated verb in a main clause, because it has to be in second position. In that case, the adverb is either put before some other part of the sentence, if possible, or it's put at the end.
    2) For adverbial expressions (time, place, manner, ...) there's a natural order and a bunch of rules for it. The basic rule is "time before manner before place". Don't worry about the other rules yet. You can deviate from the natural order, but then these parts get emphasized.

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