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The three sentences 1) Das hätte anders gemacht werden können. 2) Das konnte anders gemacht werden. 3) Das hat anders gemacht werden können. are all proper German sentences, while I consider 1) to be the most idiomatic one in terms of style. They differ only very slightly in meaning. The nuances are so small that I think it is fair to say that ...


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Mit is not a preposition, but an adverb here. See the Duden page for a detailed listing of several use cases. I will answer your questions separately: What role does mit play here? I think the most important function of mit is to express togetherness: Als Max einen Fallschirmsprung plant, meldet er Ernst gleich mit sich zusammen an. However, you can think ...


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I can't think of a verb that differs in conjugated form for wir, sie (plural) and Sie (formal). However, be careful: they don't always match the infinitive form! The examples you've listed match the infinitive in active present tense - but differ in passive (sie werden gegeben), or other tenses (wir/sie/Sie gaben). There are other examples where the ...


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