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Time Manner Place is a term used in linguistic typology to state the general order of adpositional phrases in a language's sentences: "yesterday by car to the store". It is common among SOV languages. Japanese and German belong to this category. The other common order for adpositional phrases is Place Manner Time, which is exemplified by English and French.

An example in German is:

Ich fahre heute mit dem Auto nach München.
I drive today with the car to Munich.
I will drive to Munich by car today.

The temporal phrase heute (="today") comes first, the manner mit dem Auto (="by car") is second, and the place, nach München (="to Munich") is third.

(One way to remember the order in German is the acronym ZAP: Zeit (time), Art (manner), Platz (place).)

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