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The following sentence is from "Spiegel".

Alles begann damit, daß viele Bewohner Hongkongs sich nicht mehr gängeln lassen wollten.

Firstly, The rule is, when a noun and a pronoun occur together in a subordinate clause, then the shorter of the two comes first. Secondly, when two infinitive forms come together in a subordinate clause, the finite verb comes immediately before the first infinitive. Thus: ....daß sich viele Bewohner nicht mehr wollten gängeln lassen.

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Firstly, The rule is, when a noun and a pronoun occur together in a subordinate clause, then the shorter of the two comes first

It's pronouns before nouns. But that's not a rule, only a tendency, and another tendency says subject before objects. Both variants are okay.

Secondly, when two infinitive forms come together in a subordinate clause, the finite verb comes immediately before the first infinitive.

That's an alternative to the general rule the finite form comes last. It creates a pretty tight tension and you should not use it unless you want that tension.

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  • Conclusion: one can say that the original sentence is grammatical, however the word order daß sich viele Bewohner Hongkongs nicht mehr gängeln lassen wollten would be more common. – amadeusamadeus Jun 17 '20 at 17:18

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