I was marking some exams for my Japanese high school students, and one of the test problems is:
Arrange the following words into a sentence: walk / started / they / soon / to
Without fail, all ~300 students wrote:
They started to walk soon
...which definitely sounds wrong to me. I believe the correct response is:
They soon started to walk
However, for the life of me, I can't figure out why the position of soon makes such a big difference in this example. Does anyone have any ideas?