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The problem with mag is, that both Konjunktiv I and II go beyond the original meaning of Indikativ. „möge“ mostly conveys optative mood, so it could be misunderstood as „it should be“ instead of „it may be“. „möchte“ is a replacement for „wollen“ (Indikativ!) in almost every instance of German beyond about 1850. There are a few contemporary exceptions, ...


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möge would express something different here. In the sentence as given mag means may. Das mag richtig sein This may be correct If you said möge, the meaning would shift to expressing the desire for "it" to be correct or the fact that the speaker defines "it" as being correct. Ich sagte ihr, dass das richtig sein möge He told her, it was to be ...


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The original sentence (the one to be reported) is already in Konjunktiv II and seems to be "Man hätte den Mann vorher über die möglichen Folgen informieren müssen" Das Gericht. So, the phrase in the example, is correctly the reported speech of a Konjunktiv II phrase. You use Konjunktiv I for the reported speech of quotes that originally are in ...


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If the court had said: "Man hat den Mann informieren müssen" it had stated "The man had to be informed". which would have ended up in reported speech as Man habe den Mann informieren müssen... As you rightly say. But that's not what they said (That would imply they would not know or take into account whether the man had been informed or ...



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