I want to be sure whether I can use Konjuktive II(Präsens) of the word "mitteilen" in the following way:

Wenn du auch den gesamten Übungstest von diesem Aufsatz mitteilen würdest, wäre ich sehr dankbar

Wenn du auch den gesamten Übungstest von diesem Aufsatz mitteiltest, wäre ich sehr dankbar

Mitteiltest du den auch gesamten Übungstest von diesem Aufsatz, wäre ich sehr dankbar

I want to know

a) if the sentences above are grammatically correct

b) if yes, whether any of them would sound weird while being used in daily communication

P.S. You may totally ignore "den gesamten Übungstest von diesem Aufsatz" part, if you wish.

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    Not directly related to the question: Can you please clarify what die Übungstest should mean? Did you mean der Übungstext? Oct 25 '20 at 14:13
  • I saw only the essay part, but have asked for the essay (test) exercise/question on which supposedly that writing is based on. Oct 25 '20 at 14:29
  • Übungstest isn't really a (common) word in German language. And even though, it would certainly not be feminie gender. Oct 25 '20 at 14:36
  • Will change the gender now. I saw this word "Übungstest" from a book called "Prüfungstraining Testdaf". Oct 25 '20 at 15:10
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    Again, getting stuck on side issues, but I assume Übungstest -- "practice test" would be countable, but there's no article. Maybe den gesamten Übungstest instead.
    – RDBury
    Oct 25 '20 at 17:59


No, they are not correct but that is because you are missing an article. Adding "den" between "auch" and "gesamten" would make each sentence correct. Apart from that, all three sentences are correct.


  • Sentence one is the most usual way to say it.
  • Sentence two is the officially prefered but recently less common way to say it.
  • Sentence three sounds somewhat archaic/dramatic and would be hard to understand for another reason too since the way it is structured would usually be used in a different context. An example for that way would be "Schenktest du mir auch die ganze Welt, wollte ich nichts mit dir zu tun haben" (Even if you would gift the entire world to me, I still would not want to have anything to do with you).
  • "den" is required in these sentences because it is Konjuktiv II and/or it is known what "Übungstest" is meant, right?. By the way, I really enjoyed reading your answer, thank you. Oct 26 '20 at 12:15
  • "den" is needed because "Übungstetst" is Dativ here (because "geben" requires Dativ) and not a name.
    – hajef
    Oct 26 '20 at 12:20
  • hajef ! @RDBury pointed out "den" is necessary because "Übungstetst" is countable,however, I assume, it is a matter of choice to use article with countable nouns. For example, "den großen Tisch" or "großen Tisch" I think there is no difference, correct? Secondly, "etw(akk) teilen" the verb here requires accusative object, but I did not understand why you mentioned "geben" at all? Oct 26 '20 at 13:07
  • The concept of countable versus not-countable strikes me to be distinctly English. To my knowledge, it does not exist in German grammar. Also, there is usually just one way to do it right ("großen Tisch" does not go without an article) and if both are possible, they have different meanings. "Du gibst mir den Test" is not more countable than "Du gibst mir Tests" and that does not mean the same thing as "Du gibst mir die Tests". But that is a topic for a different question (and is probably already answered somewhere).
    – hajef
    Oct 26 '20 at 13:27
  • Avoidance of würde + infinitive for weak verbs isn't something that is commonly taught, and hasn't been for decades. Therefore, sentence one would be the "officially preferred" variant, as well as the most common one.
    – David Vogt
    Oct 26 '20 at 18:29

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