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Why no Auxiliary Verb in Famous Quote from David Hilbert: "Aus dem Paradies, das Cantor uns geschaffen, soll uns niemand vertreiben können"

This is called afinite Konstruktion or Auxiliar- Ellipse (Auxiliary ellipsis)1. The auxiliary verb is left out in Perfekt or Plusquamperfekt. This can be found in older (especially prose) texts and is ...
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Quote of two sentences - use as subject?

You did it right. But the noun Ausschrei does not exist and you can't use das Ausschreien either because it does not mean to cry out in an intransitive sense. Rather, it means the same as jemanden ...
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