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comment “Er muss zurückfahren nach Basel.” Correct?
@Gerhard.. politicians and other guests in talk shows do it in spoken and people around us do it. Of course I can't give you an example for that but at least in my experience... it is WAY more common that one might think. "Ich war sauer auf meinen Chef." This is kind of an example, too.
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comment “Er muss zurückfahren nach Basel.” Correct?
@Gerhard... there are millions of examples in the press where something is put after the verb. It's a trend that, by now, has reached the main stream. Calling it wrong is highly prescriptive and I have to disagree. Let me know if you want some examples.
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comment Platzierung des Wortes „nicht“ im Satz
"Ich esse die Pizza heute nicht." Grammatikalisch perfekt. Deine Aussage im ersten Absatz ist leider ziemlich falsch. -1
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comment Difference between “großziehen” and “aufwachsen”
@chirlu .. well, in English it is actually done though I guess it's regional google.de/…
May
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May
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comment Where do you place the stress in the word?
@Robert.. ah, jetzt macht's klick bei mir. Dieses gedehnte "angeblich" kenne ich auch, allerdings gibt es da trotzdem noch einen Akzent auf der zweiten Silbe.
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comment Where do you place the stress in the word?
Maybe it's too much to ask but could you take a picture of such an entry? Because I find it really hard to believe... for angeblich it's just sooo not true and I'm not sure I would even understand it with a stress on "an". At least it would take me some time to process.
May
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comment How to use mitfeiern?
@Ingo.. to me "mit euch feiern" sounds formal while "mit euch mitfeiern" sounds idiomatic and how I would talk. And there are plenty more examples in German where you'd double a preposition. "Ins Cafe reingehen", "an die Wand ranmachen", "ins Auto reinlegen"... all not pretty but that's how people talk.
May
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comment How to use mitfeiern?
For completion... "mitfeiern" can also refer to the cause of the celebration rather than the people. "Wir feiern meinen Gebrutstag und meine Beförderung gleich mit."
May
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comment Habitual past vs simple past
+1 for "pflegen zu". Completely forgot about that one.
May
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answered Habitual past vs simple past
May
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comment Is there a difference between “die Erkennung” and “die Anerkennung”?
Well, the thing with the example you added now is that "anerkennen" is connected to a thing. The effort is what's recognized, not Leo. Sure, on a meta level it is Leo but you claim that meaning depends on whether the object is a person or a thing and I don't agree with that. "Matthias anerkannte Leo." based on your explanation this should mean the same as "Matthias brachte Leo Anerkennung entgegen." but to me it doesn't.
May
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comment Is there a difference between “die Erkennung” and “die Anerkennung”?
Uhm... could you add one example for "jemanden anerkennen" that would have the meaning that you described? Because I don't think the verb is used that way (structurally speaking)
May
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comment Züruckgreifen – indirekte Rede nutzen oder nicht?
@chirlu... man muss fairerweise sagen, dass der einzige Hinweis darauf, was OP wissen will versteckt in der Frage ist. Die Überschrift fragt nach indirekter Rede. Von daher ist die Antwort durchaus eine Antwort auf die Frage, wie sie denn aktuell noch ist.
May
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comment Why is “Antwort” feminine, if “Wort” is neutral?
Das bestreite ich doch garnicht. Aber es geht eben hier nicht um das Wörterbuch sondern um einen einzigen Eintrag. Die Frage ist, wie ist die Qualität des Eintrags zu "Antwort". Umd die bewerten zu können, musst du mit anderen Quellen vergleichen. Deine Meinung zum Wörterbuch insgesamt (ob richtig oder nicht) ist irrelevant. Du aber hast sie benutzt um einen Kommentar zu kontern. Und da wollte ich klarstellen, dass dieser Konter nicht funktioniert.
May
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comment Any flexibility in the predicate word order here? Multiple prepositions
But In my opinion, instead of feeding people a rule that has little to do with the language is not the best approach. Of course you don't have to give a beginner the whole picture all at once but there are other, better simplified rules that help a great deal with ordering stuff PLUS they hold up later on when TeKaMoLo falls apart.
May
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comment Any flexibility in the predicate word order here? Multiple prepositions
Yes, the accusative after dative stuff is also a myth. It's not that it's never true but it is merely the outcome of other, deeper mechanics. The sentence with "dort" is not wrong. Very few sentences are wrong because of structure. It is just not the natural order and a student would likely get corrected unless in a specific context. The problem I have with TeKaMoLo is that it is sold to students as if every sentence abides by it safe for a few exceptions here and there. The only part worth something in my opinion is Te before Lo.
May
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comment Why is “Antwort” feminine, if “Wort” is neutral?
Great answer!! Glad you made the effort. It was way worth it.
May
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comment Why is “Antwort” feminine, if “Wort” is neutral?
@HubertSchölnast... kannst du ja auch. Aber du kannst nicht vom Umfang auf die Qualität schließen. Ein Wörterbuch mit nur 3 Einträgen ist natürlich Scheiße, aber die Einträge selbst können 1A sein. Da muss man differenzieren und hier geht es um die Qualität eines einzigen Eintrags.
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comment Any flexibility in the predicate word order here? Multiple prepositions
TeKaMoLo is a myth. It is NOT the principle by which German sentences are built. Just to give one of millions of examples. "Ich habe dort mit einem Mann gesprochen." Switch it and the sentence sounds odd. If you want more examples and a closer look at WHY TeKaMoLo sucks check out my blog. yourdailygerman.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/german-word-order