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Kann das Verb “singen” die Funktion eines Kopulaverbes übernehmen?

Im Englischen wird behauptet, dass das Verb "smell" -also riechen - die Funktion eines Kopulaverbes übernehmen kann, da, wenn jemand z.B. sagt "the flowers smell good", man versteht, dass "good" eine ...
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um deinetwillen, um euretwillen — why the linking “t”?

In trying to understand "um euretwillen" I came across "um deinetwillen" meaning for your sake and also "um meinetwillen", for my sake. Can anyone explain this expression. I can see how "um" could ...
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Is there any difference between “aber” und “sondern” (as “Konnektoren”)?

I’m trying to study and understand how to use aber und sondern (as “Konnektoren”). In my language (Italian) there is no difference in translation; both mean something like but. I can say for example: ...
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Word composition in German

When we have a German word composed of two or more terms, is there always an 's' between the two words? Someone who lived in Germany for a long time told me that there is always an 's', but as far as ...
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Fugenkonsonanten bei zusammengesetzten Wörtern

Es ist für Ausländer besonders schwierig, Fugenkonsonanten korrekt einzusetzen. Es gibt zwar einige regionale Unterschiede im deutschen Sprachraum (Adventkranz versus Adventskranz), aber ansonsten ...