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According to many, the word order is one of the hardest parts of the Dutch language. If you are also struggling with subordinate clauses, inversion and the like, this is the place to be.
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Post by frons » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:05 pm

Hello I have doubts about these two sentences

Je stelt jezelf voor en stelt vragen om de mensen beter te leren kunnen.
In this sentence you have
  1. a main sentence (Je stelt jezelf voor)
  2. a coordinate conjunction (en)
  3. another main sentence (stelt vragen)
  4. a subordinate onjunction (om)
  5. a subordinate sentence (de mensen te beter leren kunnen)
Is this analysis correct?
Je wil lid worden van de bibliotheek in je stad. Je vult jezelf persoonlijke gegevens op het formulier in.
In this sentence you have
  1. a main sentence (Je wil lid worden van de bibliotheek in je stad)
  2. a main sentence (Je vult jezelf persoonlijke gegevens op het formulier in)
Is this analysis correct?
In this case it could be correct to write op in het formulier?

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Re: DOubts

Post by ngonyama » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:12 pm

frons wrote:Hello I have doubts about these two sentences

Je stelt jezelf voor en stelt vragen om de mensen beter te leren kunnenkEnnen.

In this sentence you have
  1. a main sentence (Je stelt jezelf voor)
  2. a coordinate conjunction (en)
  3. another main sentence (stelt vragen)
  4. a subordinate onjunction (om)
  5. a subordinate sentence (de mensen te beter leren kunnen)
Essentially yes, but the subordinate one is a 'beknopte bijzin' e.g. an 'abridged clause' involving the extended compound infinitive te leren kennen Infinitive s extended with "te" can often be used that way with or without "om"

Is this analysis correct?
Je wil lid worden van de bibliotheek in je stad. Je vult jezelf persoonlijke gegevens op het formulier in.
In this sentence you have
  1. a main sentence (Je wil lid worden van de bibliotheek in je stad)
  2. a main sentence (Je vult jezelf persoonlijke gegevens op het formulier in)
Is this analysis correct? Yes, but "jezelf" is an anglicism. It should just be "zelf"
In this case it could be correct to write op in het formulier? No the syntax is "invullen op" het formulier"

The correct sentence would be: "Je vult zelf op het formulier je persoonlijke gegevens in."


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