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“Absentiv” oder doch was anderes

Konstruktionen wie die folgende werden manchmal als Absentiv bezeichnet. Ich bin einkaufen. Dieser ist beschränkt auf das Verb "sein" und ich frage mich, ob diese Kategorie wirklich sinnvoll ...
2
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Artikel vs Artikelwort

Most grammars of German only call the definite and indefinite articles by the term "Artikel". This appears as utter nonsense to me, and I wonder whether someone can explain to me the reason for this ...
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234 views

Pejorative gerund

Take a look at the following words: Gelaufe, Gelerne, Geschufte, Geballer, Geschredder, Geschwätz, Gelaber There seems to be an construction one could call "pejorative gerund", which ...
9
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Tense and Aspect

Most linguists recognize two tenses in English, present and past, although other verb forms are often mistakenly described as tenses. I walk is present tense and I walked is past tense. A form such as ...
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Is there a German word to describe sentence parts which are delimited by commas?

Is there a general word to describe a sentence part, such as a relative clause, but also an infinitive clause? Gibt es ein allgemeines Wort, um Satzteile – zum Beispiel einen Relativsatz, aber auch ...