Suppose I am building a modal sentence with a separable/trenbare verb. Does the verb at the end of the sentence still get separated ?
Is it "Ich muss gehen zurück"
Or "Ich muss zurückgehen" ?
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The separable verb is only separated when it's used in second position in a main clause. In all other cases (last position in a subclause, as infinitive or participle) it's not separated. However, the past participle marker -ge- is inserted in between the prefix and the verb.
Ich gehe zurück.
Ich muss zurückgehen.
..., weil ich zurückgehe.
Ich bin zurückgegangen.