Placement of tout when it means everything

ANDREWKwiziq community member

Placement of tout when it means everything

If one translates: "I learned everything" 

It is written: "J'ai tout appris."

But if I translate:  "I learned everything I needed to know"

It is written:  "J'ai appris tout ce que j'avais besoin de savoir."

Why does "tout" move out from between the verb to behind it?  Is it because of the subordinate phrase?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Andrew

You posted this in Spanish not French :))

PaulB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

What is this strange foreign language that you speak?

Placement of tout when it means everything

If one translates: "I learned everything" 

It is written: "J'ai tout appris."

But if I translate:  "I learned everything I needed to know"

It is written:  "J'ai appris tout ce que j'avais besoin de savoir."

Why does "tout" move out from between the verb to behind it?  Is it because of the subordinate phrase?

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