1. When did you go last to the cinema?Originally Posted by Dany
2. When did you last go to the cinema?
3. When did you go to the cinema last?
The third sentence is the most common and usual. The second sentence sounds fairly common and usual too. The first sentence is the least common, but it is still correct. The position of an adverb can be changed for emphasis. Sometimes adverb placement can be very flexible. Other times adverb placement is very restrictive. It depends on the adverb and sometimes the sentence. Adverb placement in spoken language appears to be more flexible than in written language. Speakers take more liberties with it than writers. Spoken words are not always as well packaged and neat as writtten words. And that's okay. :) 8)
As for the second part of your post, could you give a couple examples? It would be easier to reply in that way.
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