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Separable verbs are only separated in sentences with a Satzklammer. That are basically main clauses with the verb in the second position: Du willst dort hin. Subclauses do not have a Satzklammer. The verb comes at the end by default and is never seperated: Dort, wo du hinwillst. Possible and stylistically maybe better, however, would be to use the ...


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The capitalized Du is old orthography. Before the Rechtschreibreform in the 1990s is was common in letters to write forms of du (du, dich, dir, dein etc.) with a capital D to honor the recipient. "Hinwollen" is a composed verb here. See https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/hinwollen In a subordinate clause like this, there's no reason to separate ...


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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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You are right, this sentence is wrong. I don't think this is a regionalism or sociolect. I guess it is just an editing mistake - most probably another verb was used before and the superfluous zu was not removed after editing. Correct would be: Dann brauchst du noch einen Kohleklumpen, um das Feuer anzufachen.


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