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In linguistic typology, time-manner-place is a general order of adpositional phrases in a language's sentences: "yesterday", "by car", "to the store". Japanese, Afrikaans, Dutch, Mandarin, and German belong to this category.

An example of this appositional ordering in German is:

Ich fahre heute mit dem Auto nach München.
I drive today with the car to Munich.
I'm travelling 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 mnemonic acronym ZAP: Zeit (time), Art (manner), Platz (place). Another, in English, is the "acronym" TeMPo. It is a subset of the system called TeKaMoLo in German: Temporal, Kausal, Modal, Lokal, or time-cause-manner-place

English and French use this order only when the time is mentioned before the verb, which is commonly the case when time, manner, and place are all mentioned.

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