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In this case "aber" focuses on the verb "öffnen". As she heard steps, she was expecting somebody to open the door, but that did nlot happen. Your second question seems very dependent on personal opinion to me. I would neither agree nor disagree, as both cases can sound more or less empathic depending on accentuation.


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Neither is impossible; in particular, since the use of heißen is already old-fashioned and poetic, another oddity doesn’t feel too strange. The neutral word order, however, is that in the first sentence: Wir durften nicht krank heißen.


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Als Ellipse (griechisch ἔλλειψις élleipsis „Fehlen“, „Aussparung“, „Auslassung“) bezeichnet man das Auslassen von Satzteilen, aber auch die Sätze mit diesen Auslassungen. Häufig wird das Prädikat ausgelassen. Quelle: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse_%28Linguistik%29 Which does indeed apply to your question. I would not consider the second part a ...


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Present perfect sounds more natural than preterite here: Ich habe das Buch nicht gekauft, aber (or sondern) geliehen. Ich habe das Buch geliehen, nicht gekauft. Moving the finite verb to first position is impossible, but in present perfect, we can at least move the participle to first position. This kind of construction is used very infrequently, ...


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Just to add to this, if the subordinate clause has one of the following words, the verb will remain as usual because they take up 0 (null) position: U - und S - sondern A - aber D - denn O - oder For example: Ich bin gerade im Unterricht, aber ich schreibe hier. But: Ich lerne Deutsch, weil ich es schön finde.


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The rule stating that the verb is put in second position applies to main clauses. For subordinate clauses, however, there is a different rule: The verb is generally in the final position, just as in your example.


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Just in addition to tofro's answer: The second options are slightly more unusual ("markiert" as German linguists say) and also a little more elegant (at least in group B), as the stresses follow a certain rhythm (stresses in bold): ... doch misslang es immer wieder vs. ... doch es misslang immer wieder. With two stresses in a row, the speaker even has to ...


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In your specific examples, there is neither a difference in style nor in what the sentences express. They are pretty much equivalent. Changing word order in German can be used to put emphasis on certain parts of the sentence, but it doesn't necessarily need to (especially if the parts of the sentence being emphasized align perfectly with the general ...


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The placement of jedoch in your example is indeed a little bit weird, as long as it is not enclosed in a pair of commas marking it an insertion into the sentence (as which I automatically read it, pauses included). It would be no real problem (see your previous questions) if jedoch had been in first — or actually zeroth — position in that sentence. And it ...


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Before reading the other question, I was totally unaware that jedoch can be used as a true conjunction in zero-position of a main clause. Wiktionary does not mention this usage at all, Canoo.net mentions it but does not give examples. A DWDS search was successful resulting in a single definite example from the Grimm dictionary: in seim gewalt Claudius ...


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Im Nebensatz steht das Prädikat am Ende, und bei mehrteiligen Prädikaten kommt die finite Form zum Schluss. Ausnahme: Das Hilfsverb haben muss (fast) immer vor den Infinitiven (Verb + Modalverb) stehen: Ist es das, was Du hast wissen wollen? Dagegen ist die Stellung von werden hier wahlfrei: Das ist es, was Du wirst schreiben sollen. Das ist ...


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Ich möchte dich nun bitten, aus diesen Listen der Jahre 2010 bis 2015 eine konsolidierte Liste für das Jahr 2016 zu machen, aus der ich dann die Verteilerliste für dein Programm machen sollen werde. Es würde allerdings besser klingen mit anzufertigen haben werde. Mit dieser Wortgruppe kannst du eventuell auch die Grammatik besser nachvollziehen.



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