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How does passive in English contrast to German passive conceptually?

The definition of a passive construction is that the first participant of the situation is not expressed in the clause, at least not as subject of the clause. In short, passive blocks the appearance ...
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Converting partizipal attribute into relativ Satz [Identifying which parts belong to the attribute]

Relative clauses in general can qualify a noun but they can't quantify it. That's why the number needs to stick before the noun: von den drei am Bahnhof stehenden Zügen von den drei Zügen, die am ...
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How to solve "Sagen Sie es Anders!" type question? (General sentence reformulation)

I would have put it as: Befragungen zeigen, dass zwei Drittel der Verbraucher das Gefühl haben, nicht ausreichend über die Qualität informiert zu sein, wenn sie Lebensmittel kaufen. Your thinking ...
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Loss of adjective in verbalisierung

You can employ the -weise adverbs for retaining an adjective that way: Die möglichen Auswirkungen der neuen Technologien auf die Qualität unserer Nahrungsmittel kennen nur noch die Experten. Nur noch ...
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Denen in middle of a sentence

"Denen" is not a Relativpronomen but a Demonstrativpronomen. Here it is used to avoid repeating "Symptom", to which it relates to - or, in other words, for which it stands in for. ...
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Usage of "Sich-Einfügen"

It's a nominalization of the verb phrase sich einfügen — to integrate. Man muss auch selbst etwas tun, um sich in eine Gruppe einzufügen.
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Relativsatz construction with "wohin"

Informational content: "es gibt einen Ort" and: "Kolumbus wollte dahin fahren" Relative clause: replace the demonstrative adverb "dahin" with its wh-counterpart (...
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Understanding the role of "durch" in a deeper linguistic sense in Nominaliserung

It is a preposition. But the adverbial it leads isn't free floating but bound to the noun phrase die Veränderung (ihres spezifischen Gewichts) durch Verwitterung Such adverbials that are bound to ...
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The shifting of preposition/artikel when converting a sentence into a je/desto sentence

There is no name for that which I'd know of. Notice that "je-desto" is not only used for sentences, as Convert into a je-desto-Satz suggests, but is a tool for comparative constructs in ...
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Dropping definite articles when connecting sentences through usage of laut

This is a mistake in the answer key. Either it's Das sagen die Forscher. — Laut den Forschern … or Das sagen Forscher. — Laut Forschern … The variant with the definite article points out that it's ...
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Is "was dann damit geschieht" active or passive?

The verb geschehen is a bit special because it's one of the few German verbs that does not have a passive voice. This is for semantic reasons, and the grammar reflects that. It does not take an ...
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Is "was dann damit geschieht" active or passive?

"Was dann damit geschieht" is in active voice. The verb "geschehen" is not transitive. Therefore it does not have a passive form.
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To use an article or no article for Sachsen, whether the meaning is the state or its people?

The Bundesland “Sachsen” is neuter, so like all neuter names of countries and similar it is usually used without an article, same as for “Deutschland”. There are many answers covering that on this ...
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To use an article or no article for Sachsen, whether the meaning is the state or its people?

Let us start with the simple rule: countries (more on that later, "countries" here not only means proper countries but also states or regions) are usually of neutral Genus and are named ...
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