Laut einer Statistik sind drei Viertel aller Deutschen mindestens einmal im Jahr krank zur Arbeit gegangen worden.

  • What is the question in your sentence?
    – Jan
    Commented Feb 13, 2017 at 23:52
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    You should edit your question and ask about the use of present perfect passive in general. Specify this question with your example an tell us, why you're in doubt.
    – Kristina
    Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 13:46
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    "gegangen worden" is wrong... or really a really clever pun.
    – Robert
    Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 18:19

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No, this would imply that someone else "walked you" - which does not work in German, as "gehen" is intransitive.

"sind gegangen" is fully sufficient.

Side note: you could potentially use this sentence ironically to express that someone forced you to go to work while being ill. This is grammatically still not correct, but occasionally deliberately used this way. As a non-native speaker I would refrain from trying this, though, until you are really confident in the finer connotations of German grammar.


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