Satzstellung - Question on how to structure group of words to fit grammatical rules.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

12
votes
4answers
2k views

Where to place “Bitte” in a sentence

As far as I know, many languages have no rules for the place of "please" in the sentence. In German, seems it's not the same. Is it right to use "bitte" at the beginning or at the end of each ...
25
votes
3answers
2k views

Where is exactly the position of “nicht” in the sentence?

A question came to my mind while I was reading a conversation in German: Ich bin krank, Ich kann nicht einkaufen. Ich kann nicht mit Jonas zum Arzt gehen. Ich kann Anna nicht in den ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Verb inversion with adverbs used at the beginning

I know that when adverbs are used in the first position, at the beginning of the sentence, the verb and subject position in German is inverted, such as in these examples with adverbs of place and ...
15
votes
2answers
210 views

Are there other examples of postposed prepositions like in “Meiner Meinung nach, …”?

Gibt es weitere Beispiele mit einer Präposition am Ende einer Wortgruppe, wie in Meiner Meinung nach, ... ?