I was told that this sentence is correct:

„Heute habe ich jemanden getroffen, aber wie ich oben gesagt habe…“

My question is: why cannot I write the last part in the same way as in the first part? Like this:

„Heute habe ich jemanden getroffen, aber wie habe ich oben gesagt…“

Any reference will be very much appreciated!


1 Answer 1


Here, wie is a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause. In subordinate clauses introduced by a conjunction, verb-last order applies. Because of this, your second example is incorrect.

  • what are other conjunctions apart from "wie" that I should consider?
    – Bur Nor
    Sep 1, 2021 at 9:32

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