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Word order for the “es gibt” construct in subordinate clauses

How does the "es gibt" construct behave when it is in a subordinate clause? For example, let's start with a simple: Es gibt einen Hund. Now let's move it into a subordinate. Some alternatives I ...
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(kurzer) Nebensatz im Nebensatz: Kommas optional?

In einer Antwort zu einer Frage, in der es ironischerweise um Kommasetzung bei eingeschobenen Nebensätzen ging, schrieb ich: Es handelt sich in beiden Fällen um einen eingeschobenen Nebensatz, der ...
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Relative placement and relationship between clauses

Forgive me if this question is too broad. I think I fairly well understand what goes into a clause. But the relationship between clauses makes very little sense to me. I hope I can quote Wikipedia, ...
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Which one of the sentences is correct? [duplicate]

I have a problem with constructing a sentence which has a Nebensatz while using Perfekt tense. Which one is correct? Die Situation hat auf dem Parkplatz vor dem Gebäude, das sich an der X-Straße ...
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In a subordinate clause, where should “nicht” and the adverb be placed?

Note: I'm new to this site and my German skills are at a fairly low level since I'm only self-studying it whenever I have a large chunk of free time, so my apologies if this has already been asked. I ...
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“Nesting” of subordinate clauses

A simple example to explain what I mean: as far as I know, the following sentence is correct: 1 - Ich habe begonnen, zu machen, was du gesagt hattest. Is the following, alternate form correct? ...
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Which pronoun to use in a relative clause?

What is the correct way to refer to the object in a subordinate clause? Haben sie mehr von der blauen Farbe, das/die/der Sie genutzt haben, um die Tür zu malen?
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Tricky Sentence Grammar

I've noticed that it's not so clear to me how to translate English sentences that don't conform nicely to familiar German constructions. Here are some examples: It would be better if we would ...
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Subordinate clause with two verbs

He suggested that tomorrow we find something to do together. How to say this? Er schlug vor, dass wir morgen finden, etwas zusammen zu tun. or Er schlug vor, dass wir morgen etwas ...
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When to use the anticipatory es/das?

Let's take the following pairs of sentences: Ich weiß es, dass du zu Hause bist / Ich weiß, dass du zu Hause bist. Ich versuche es, dir zu helfen / Ich versuche, dir zu helfen. Es ist ...
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Is the sub-clause in my book correct?

I'm working through an Assimil book, and I found this sentence: Ich hoffe, er bleibt nicht lang. Shouldn't it be "Ich hoffe, bleibt er nicht lang." ? I thought that, in a sub-clause, the ...
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Nebensatz without verb at the last position (with modal verbs). Why?

The order in the following sentence is ok, right? (1) Ich glaube, dass er seine Hausaufgaben früher hätte machen können. Why is it so and not as the following variant? (2) Ich glaube, dass ...
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Correct building of a double subordinate clause with impersonal construct

Given the sentence: Since I have been sick for a long time, I can only go out when the weather is nice and there is the sun, my German attempt is: Da ich viele Zeit krank gewesen sein bin, ...
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Usage of “bis auf”?

I would like to know which of the following constructions are correct: Mir geht's gut, bis auf das ich dich vermisse. Mir geht's gut, bis auf dass ich dich vermisse. Mir geht's gut, bis auf das, ...
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Comma question: Aufgrund des Wetters und da 3 Tage vergangen waren[,] marschierten wir los

I wouldn’t use a comma in: Aufgrund des Wetters marschierten wir los. I would use a comma in: Da drei Tage vergangen waren, marschierten wir los. But what is the correct punctuation in the ...