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by k.tihanyi
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: Verb in the first position
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Verb in the first position

Hi Ngonyama,

Thank You very much for all of your stupendous answers. With this message I would like to thank you in a special way for each of them.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!!

K.
by k.tihanyi
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Adverbs & adjectives
Topic: Steeds minder getrouwden en steeds meer gescheiden (personen?)
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Steeds minder getrouwden en steeds meer gescheiden (personen?)

Hi, It is possible to use the adjective derived from a past participle independently, e.g.: de getrouwde koppels -> de getrouwden But what about the past participle which ends on –en? Is in this case this independent usage not possible at all? E.g.: de gescheiden koppels -> ? Which would be the best...
by k.tihanyi
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Verb in the first position
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Verb in the first position

Hi, I have seen some cases when the verb was in the first position, and which don't figure among the for me known cases (question, imperative, expression of regret). For example: Ben je klaar, dan mag je uitgaan. Heb ik al gedaan. Heb vandaag niets gedaan. Lopen twee mannen in de park. Ik kwam hem t...
by k.tihanyi
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Verbs
Topic: Help! This conditional drives me crazy!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Help! This conditional drives me crazy!

Thanks a lot for the answers. Frank, I copy here the final statement from the mentioned site regarding this argument: " we can use the past perfect in an: if... then... sentence: - in the subclause constructed with ‘als’ (imaginary situation) - in the main clause (consequence) - 3 options: - zouden ...
by k.tihanyi
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Verbs
Topic: Help! This conditional drives me crazy!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Help! This conditional drives me crazy!

Hi all, I have seen and heard on a very valid grammatical site that: Als hij een telefoon had, dan belde ik hem elke week. Als ik een telefoon had gehad, dan had ik hem elke week gebeld. have exactly the same meaning. So is there no correspondence between the English and the Dutch conditional? (see ...
by k.tihanyi
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Verbs
Topic: praten->het gepraat, ontmoeten->?
Replies: 1
Views: 436

praten->het gepraat, ontmoeten->?

Hi, We can derive noun from a verb putting ge. in front of the verb stem, e.g. praten -> het gepraat. Is this only possible when the verb receives "ge-" in the past participle? Does not exist an analogue way to do this for example in case of the verb: ontmoeten (type het ontmoet)? Thanks in advance
by k.tihanyi
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Ook al volgorde
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Ook al volgorde

Hi, Sorry, to much copy before, I made a correction, please do not consider the previous reply. I made a “free compilation” from the below referred three sites cutting out the parts regarding “Voegwoorden met voorwaardelijke en toegevende functie: of, (ook) al, hoewel” with the aim to try to underst...
by k.tihanyi
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Ook al volgorde
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Ook al volgorde

Hi, I made a “free compilation” from the below referred three sites cutting out the parts regarding “Voegwoorden met voorwaardelijke en toegevende functie: of, (ook) al, hoewel” with the aim to try to understand the item and to have an overview about it. 1. From onzetaal.nl (https://onzetaal.nl/taal...
by k.tihanyi
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: "Wil je ook mij..." of "Wil je mij ook..."?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

"Wil je ook mij..." of "Wil je mij ook..."?

My question is the following: Which is the correct position of "ook" if I intend to say e.g.: Do you want to send comments to me as well? Wil je ook mij bemerkingen sturen? or Wil je mij ook bemerkingen sturen? Up till now I have thought that the first one is correct for the desired meaning ("ook" s...
by k.tihanyi
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Normaal zijn hier...
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Normaal zijn hier...

Thanks a lot for the answers. First for the correction of my absolutely false understanding relative to the fact, how the word order influences the emphasis. Second, that my question is just the small disagreement between the two latest answers. I wanted to understand if changing the word order (usi...
by k.tihanyi
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: Normaal zijn hier...
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Normaal zijn hier...

Thank you very much for your answer and also for the kind comment. If only it would be true! Just one more question: It would be grammatically correct to transform the above sentences also in the below way? Normaal zijn rondleidingen hier van juni tot augustus. Normaal zijn rondleidingen van juni to...
by k.tihanyi
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: Normaal zijn hier...
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Normaal zijn hier...

I have seen several times the following type of sentences: Normaal zijn hier van juni tot augustus rondleidingen. Normaal zijn hier meer mensen. This structure seems logical to me but basing which I studied up till now shouldn't be: Normaal zijn er hier van juni tot augustus rondleidingen. Normaal z...
by k.tihanyi
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: uitkijken

Hi Mr. Estarling, Chatting with "these wonderful volunteer language experts and receive their unconditional support" is really wonderful. If only I could arrive to such a level in my language knowledge! And which makes especially fine chatting with you personally is that you go beyond the linguistic...
by k.tihanyi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: uitkijken

Hi Mr. Estarling, Thanks for your philosophical, meditative answer. But sincerely I would be more happy to find a nice and clear rule for example also for this case. Otherwise I can create my own nice and easily complet false ideas. Would it be possible for example to complete with this type of case...
by k.tihanyi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Word order
Topic: uitkijken
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: uitkijken

Thanks really a lot! The two "uit"s in the first sentence is of course my banal "copy and paste" mistake. I took the original sentences effectively from the internet (the first one comes from a grammar site, but there the topic was different). Your explanation seems to me very logical and one feels ...