الأحد، 20 نوفمبر 2011

Learn German Grammar: Simple Sentences and Word Order in German



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A simple statement is one that has no questions or direct commands.
The most important rule that you want to remember about word order in simple sentences
Or main clauses in German language is that the finite verb always comes as a second idea.
Finite verb is a verb that can be either singular or plural, in the past or present tense.


Sie spielen mit meiner kleinen Schwester.
They are playing with my little sister.

Mein Mann schwimmt jeden Tag mindestens 500 Meter.
My husband swims at least 500 metres every day.

In the above examples, spielen and schwimmt are the nite verbs

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There can be just one nite verb in each German sentence; innitives and past
participles , for example, are not nite verbs

Sie werden wohl erst nachts ankommen.
You’ll probably not arrive until night-time.

Wir hatten den Film schon gesehen.
We had already seen the lm.

In the above German sentences werden and hatten are the nite verbs.