Die Schüler werden wohl eine Klassenfahrt machen.

‎Warum steht wohl vor eine Klassenfahrt in diesem Satz?

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    wohl steht doch vor eine Klassenfahrt. Hast Du ein nicht in Deiner Frage vergessen? – πάντα ῥεῖ May 15 at 6:50
  • Ich möchte wissen, warum (wohl) vor (eine Klassenfahrt) steht? – Toobatf May 15 at 7:10
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    Wohl has more than one meaning, here it would translate to presumably. What problem do you have with that position? – guidot May 15 at 7:15
  • Rückfrage: warum soll es falsch sein? Welches Verständnis besteht bei der vorliegenden Konstruktion und wie würde die (gedachte) Intention nach eigenem Wissen geschrieben werden? – Shegit Brahm May 15 at 8:17
  • Ich denke, es wird einfach nach einer Regel gefragt. Adverb vor Akkusativobjekt o.ä. – David Vogt May 15 at 8:50

In this case, wohl is a modal adverb, indicating an assumption.

The students will probably make a school trip.

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  • Is not (wohl) in an adverb position? – Toobatf May 15 at 16:06
  • Yes, exactly. The sentence is in the future tense, therefore (werden) is added to (machen) as a modal verb. Just like (will) in English. The modal adverb’s (wohl) correct position is directly following the verb, or—if present—the modal verb. – Dennis Traub May 15 at 16:11
  • You cannot put it as simply as that. In die Studenten werden sie wohl machen, the adverb does not directly follow the verb and is preceded by the object. – David Vogt May 15 at 16:24
  • True. (Wohl) can be in multiple positions. However, that would have a slightly different meaning. The original sentence indicates that the students will probably make the trip (having other options). Your example indicates that they were undecided whether to make the trip (as opposed to not doing it, having no other options) and now appear to have come to a conclusion. So the original sentence is focused on what they do. Yours more on whether they do it. – Dennis Traub May 15 at 16:31

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