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Wann ist es angebracht, obligatorisch und verboten, ein zusätzliches »es« einzufügen? [duplicate]

Könnte ich Folgendes ändern? Mein Traum für die Zukunft ist es, mich in ein paar Jahren selbstständig zu machen und meine eigene Firma zu gründen. zu : Mein Traum für die Zukunft ist mich in ...
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How to use multiple tenses in one sentence [closed]

So if I have a complex sentence that requires multiple tenses, how would I form that properly like if you were to say something like They won the battle, but they will not win the war. or ...
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Wie sagt man „I think I understand“?

If: Ich glaube = I believe Ich denke = I think Ich verstehe = I understand Then is it simply: Ich glaube ich verstehe. (I believe I understand) Or: Ich denke ich verstehe. Or must you not omit the ...
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Verb takes last position in Hauptsatz. Is this possible?

I took out the following sentence from a text: Was ich am meisten an Maria mag? Ihre Augen. I would like someone to explain me what is going on here. I can see the verb takes the last position in ...
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Infinitive clauses with wo/da words

Is there a specific way of using the wo/da prefix words in infinitive clauses? I have two examples here, but am unsure if the prefix words are meant to be placed differently because of their formation?...
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Relative placement and relationship between clauses

Forgive me if this question is too broad. I think I fairly well understand what goes into a clause. But the relationship between clauses makes very little sense to me. I hope I can quote Wikipedia, ...
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Subordinate clause with two verbs

He suggested that tomorrow we find something to do together. How to say this? Er schlug vor, dass wir morgen finden, etwas zusammen zu tun. or Er schlug vor, dass wir morgen etwas zusammen zu ...
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Where should we put the verb when we have two coordinated objects?

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? It sounds ok to my ear; but on second thought, I'm not really sure whether it's not missing a verb for the second long main clause. [...] Außerdem ...
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Possibilities of relative clause for "nichts"

(a) Das ist nichts, auf das man stolz sein sollte. (b) Das ist nichts, auf was man stolz sein sollte. (c) Das ist nichts, worauf man stolz sein sollte. Which ones are acceptable, and what are the ...
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Pronoun "mit dem" or "damit" in relative clause

Which is correct? (a) Auf dem Tisch liegt ein Kugelschreiber, mit dem ich normalerweise schreibe. (b) Auf dem Tisch liegt ein Kugelschreiber, damit schreibe ich normalerweise. I think only (a) works....
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Placement of the objective subordinate clause

I have this sentence to translate: Your sister has promised to visit me. I tried with: Deine Schwester hat mich zu besuchen versprochen, but I feel it as being wrong. I would also say: ...
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Positions of verbs in clauses

e.g. when we use wenn the verb goes to end. If the sentence starts with wenn, the second clause starts with verb as follows: Wenn es morgen regnet, gehe ich ins Kino. I think it is similar for ...
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Conjunctions in subordinate clauses

I understand that in a subordinate clause, such as with weil the main verb is sent to the end of the sentence. However, if I add a conjunction such as und does that clause also have its main verb sent ...
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Unterschied zwischen "da" und "weil" im Nebensatz

Ich habe heute etwas über Nebensätze gelernt. Dabei habe ich etwas nicht verstanden. Meine Problem ist, dass ich nicht verstehe, wann man "da" und wann man "weil" benutzen muss. Könnte mir das ...
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deleted subordinating conjunction - "dass"

In English, it's written: He says (that) he'll come immediately. In German it changes the sentence structure: Er sagt, dass er sofort kommt. The problem is, if I delete "dass" from my sentence,...
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Does a clause used as a subject have to be delimited by a comma?

When using a clause as a subject, does one need to use a comma to delimit the clause? And should the verb be conjugated in plural or singular? Or is it preferable to use another kind of construction? ...
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Sind „Ich denke, dass [Nebensatz]“ und „Ich denke, [Hauptsatz]“ auswechselbar?

Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen den folgenden Konstruktionen? Ich denke, dass die Katze süß ist. Ich denke, die Katze ist süß. Sind sie immer auswechselbar, oder hängt es vom Nebensatz/Hauptsatz ...
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