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"Wahlkampf: Laut politscher Experten neigen Leute, die sich in einer bestimmten sozialen Schicht befinden dazu, eine spezielle Partei zu wählen."

  • Mh, zu etw. neigen is a verb-preposition junction. That's the key. – c.p. Mar 13 '14 at 14:48
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    Also, there is a comma missing before dazu – since this might be the cause of your confusion, I am not correcting that for now. – Wrzlprmft Mar 13 '14 at 14:51
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    It means nothing here... it is just a grammar vessel – Emanuel Mar 13 '14 at 15:36
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The phrase in question is

Leute, die ..., neigen dazu ....

and comes from zu etwas neigen, which translates directly to to tend to s.th..

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In fact, there is a comma missing. The sentence should be:

“Wahlkampf: Laut politscher Experten neigen Leute, die sich in einer bestimmten sozialen Schicht befinden, dazu, eine spezielle Partei zu wählen.”

Since “die sich in einer bestimmten sozialen Schicht befinden” is a relative clause referring to “Leute” and thus should be separated from the main clause with comma.

  • Welcome! This is correct, but it does not answer the question. Please post only answers as answers. – Carsten S Mar 14 '14 at 10:57

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