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Do we buy our train tickets 'in' or 'op' the station? Do we ask 'voor' or 'om' informatie?
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om...te zijn

Post by kota_solo » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:55 am

Hello,
I read that the use of om...te... is similar to 'in order to' in English. I s it the only use or there is another? as in sentence

Onder het vest bleek een rij rode staven om zijn middel te zijn gebonden

I don't get how te is followed by zijn in the sentence.
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Re: om...te zijn

Post by ngonyama » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:59 pm

In this case the te-form is there because the main clause contains the verb "blijken". blijkt ... te zijn

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Re: om...te zijn

Post by ngonyama » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:02 pm

In this case the te-form is there because the main clause contains the verb "blijken". blijkt ... te zijn

See the "dat"-verbs http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Verbs.Au10

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Re: om...te zijn

Post by kota_solo » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:40 am

Thank you
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