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revised Where to place “sich” in an elaborate sentence?
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answered Where to place “sich” in an elaborate sentence?
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comment Where to place “sich” in an elaborate sentence?
Your example would correctly be "Du musst eine andere Möglichkeit suchen, weil sich das nicht machen lässt". In that case, you have an inversion because of the "weil". If it was "denn" instead of "weil", the sentence would be: "Du musst eine andere Möglichkeit suchen, denn das lässt sich nicht machen" If that sentence was split, it would be "Du musst eine andere Möglichkeit suchen. Das lässt sich nicht machen". As you can see, in both those cases, the "sich" directly follows the verb "lässt".
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comment “statt dass” is not good German?
It is more recent usage. While it is still considered bad style, it nonetheless is correct. I recommend using the sentence using "... zu ...". If you are still learning German, it is helpful to first learn the "good style" and only later let it slip a little. That way, you can better understand the underlying rules.
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comment “Mir ist Angst!” - “Wie bitte, was ist dir?”
Sowohl angst als auch bange sind oft austauschbar. In alten Büchern findet man durchaus Sätze wie "Mir ward (himmel)angst." oder "Ihm wurde bange". Im Präsens kenne ich kein "Mir ist angst", wohl aber das "Mir ist bange" oder "Mir ist angst und bange".
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answered What is the meaning of “afterburne”