I came across two sentences:
- Wir machen jeden Sommer am See Urlaub.
- Mein Vater übt gern mit dem Pferd Deutsch
I've looked at some explanations of word order, and they are respectively:
since many Germans perceive Urlaub machen as a joint term (as if it was spelled Urlaubmachen) that is treated like many other separable verbs where the prefix is pushed to the end
Usually you expect the direct object Deutsch at the end though since Deutsch üben represents the core idea. Such a core idea is often split, the verb goes to V2, the remainder is kicked to the back, so that the core idea represents the left and right pillar of the sentence.
- what is the name of this phenomenon of separation/order that occurs for this type of expression (verb and noun)?
- Are there any lists listing them?
- How do I know that I am in one of these cases?