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This is possibly a very simple question, but I couldn't find a definitive answer in the players handbook.

If a character has a speed of 6, can he move 3 squares, perform an action, then move the remaining 3 squares?

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No, a standard action cannot bisect a move action.

Each action must be fully resolved before you can begin another action (aside from triggered actions). However, you can use them in any order you like: attack, then move; or move before attacking. There are specific powers and features which provide exceptions to this rule.

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free actions are also an exception here IIRC. –  wax eagle Dec 20 '12 at 13:23
    
What if you ready an action (standard attack) with a trigger of "When I become adjacent to an enemy" or something like that? –  jbabey Dec 31 '12 at 18:10
    
@jbabey That would be a triggered action treated as an immediate reaction, and so takes place right after the action which triggered it; it cannot interrupt that action (also by the definition of "readied action" it can't happen on your turn anyway). –  BESW Jan 23 '13 at 8:38
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