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Can the position of “auch” change the meaning of the sentence?

Am I correct that the position of auch can give different meanings to a sentence? For example: Ich bin auch groß. means: I have some qualities, one of which is that I am tall. Ich auch ...
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Why is the verb not in second position

I studied that the verb is always in second position in a sentence. The I came across this sentence: Insbesondere das zweite Buch ist wichtig. I could not find an answer here, why is the verb in ...
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Why does 'geben' break the TeKaMoLo rule?

When learning German, you usually get the whole TeKaMoLo thing drilled into your subconsciousness. My German friend claims the following is a very natural word order: Warum gibt es hier immer so ...
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2answers
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Manner-adverb placement [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the proper position of “gern”? I find sentences with adverbs a bit confusing, as I don't know if the placement of a certain adverb is right or wrong. Consider ...
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Welche Stellung hat “heute” im Satz?

Welcher Satz ist richtig: Die Kinder sind fröhlich, weil die Ferien heute beginnen. oder Die Kinder sind fröhlich, weil heute die Ferien beginnen. Ich glaube beide sind richtig, weil ich ...
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What is the proper position of “gern”?

For example, which of these is correct: Ich esse gern Pizza or Ich esse Pizza gern
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Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?

A question came to my mind while I was reading a conversation in German: Ich bin krank, Ich kann nicht einkaufen. Ich kann nicht mit Jonas zum Arzt gehen. Ich kann Anna nicht in den ...
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Verb inversion with adverbs used at the beginning

I know that when adverbs are used in the first position, at the beginning of the sentence, the verb and subject position in German is inverted, such as in these examples with adverbs of place and ...