Placing Adverbs within Sentences
In simple tenses and moods (present, imperfect, future, conditional, subjunctive), adverbs are generally placed directly after the verbs they modify.
Some longer adverbs are placed at the beginning of the sentence: D'habitude il court très vite. (Generally, he runs very quickly.) A general rule is to place these longer adverbs in the same position in a French sentence as you would place them in an English sentence.
In the passé composé, adverbs generally follow the past participle. Some of the more common adverbs — bien, mal, souvent, toujours, déjà, and encore, and adverbs of quantity — usually precede the past participle, as in the following examples: