If I have a main sentence like this:

Den Fehler zu ignorieren

and I want to connect another one with "und" in that way:

und xx zu löschen

Which pronoun fits best at the position of xx? Es or er (as the subjective is masculine)? Or maybe the article den (as the subject is masculine in accusative)?

  • "Den Fehler zu ignorieren und diesen zu löschen" is also a possibility. "Diesen" is a demonstrative pronoun, which function is to represent a noun. – Em1 May 9 '14 at 15:07
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    I guess what you are looking for is "und ihn zu löschen", or, if there is nothing between the first and the second part, "und zu löschen". But, as @Takkat pointed out, you cannot delete an error, you can only delete an error message (eine Fehlermeldung). – Walter Tross May 9 '14 at 22:01
  • Ein Hauptsatz kann meines Wissens alleine stehen, was für obigen Textschnipsel nicht zutrifft. – user unknown May 10 '14 at 19:27
  • "Den Fehler zu ignorieren" is not a main sentence at all, it is just an infinitive group. – Phira May 11 '14 at 9:27

i would simply write

"und zu löschen"

except you want to delete anything else like some data, the I would write:

"Den Fehler zu ignorieren und die Daten zu löschen"

If you really want to add a pronoun there, the best fit would probably be "ihn" but I think it's not really necessary

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I understand that there are better ways to write it but I couldn't really think of a better example that is necessary to keep the pronoun. I believe "ihn" was the answer I wanted. =) – Cobra Kai Dojo May 9 '14 at 14:50
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    Well, ihn is semantically wrong because you can't delete an error, even less after you ignored it (you could delete the error message however). – Takkat May 9 '14 at 18:39

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