Could you explain the grammatical structure of this sentence?
Genau das habe ich gestern gegessen.
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Let me give it a try with just a very basic breakdown:
Basically the sentence is:
So very basic structure:
(Akkusativ Object): Genau das
(Finite Verbal Phrase with adverbial specification of time): habe gestern gegessen
The front position of the Object is a legitimate way to stress the fact that it is exactly this food, that the person has been eating.
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