Small question

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Small question

Post by edufuga » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:23 pm

I was a bit bored and decided to try one of those exercises on the old forum. I have a tiny little question on the one i've just done (Relativa, on Prononuns).

There is this question:
Dit is de auto ________ mijn moeder rijdt.
and i wrote
Dit is de auto die mijn moeder rijdt.
but the correction says
Dit is de auto waarin mijn moeder rijdt.
I've checked my poor woordenboek and it says that rijden is both transitive (as in "I drive my car") and intransitive (as in "I drive in my car").

So my little question is: is 'my' answer also correct, or is it fatally wrong (in a manner i fail to see)?

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Re: Small question

Post by BrutallyFrank » Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:42 pm

No, your answer is also correct! But your answer can be looked at in two ways:
1. Your mother is driving that kind of car.
2. That's the car that is driving your mother.

It all depends on what the word 'die' refers to in your answer. It'll probably be clear that you mean the first explanation. So in that way it's correct. But the correct answer here ('waarin') has only one meaning! And I guess that's why your answer was incorrect ...
"Moenie worrie nie, alles sal reg kom" (maar hy het nie gesê wanneer nie!)

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Re: Small question

Post by edufuga » Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:50 pm

I see. Thanks!

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Re: Small question

Post by Lauro2008 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:16 pm

I think this Forum is great! 2011 is my year to learn Dutch! See U soon !!! Doei!

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