If an adverb precedes an animate object, there is a tendency to mark the object with the adpositional element vir (cf. Molnárfi 1999).
Afrikaans has SOV + V2 word order. So in adverb-initial main clauses, the adverb precedes the verb (V). In subject-initial main clauses, by contrast, it follows the verb if V is in second position; in the presence of an auxiliary, the adverb will, however, precede the V as V will be located string-finally in this case (i.e. S-AUX-Adv-O-V). In subordinate clauses, the adverb always precedes the V (S-Adv-O-V-Aux).