ofschoon

[voegwoorden]
You can use a conjunction to link words, phrases, and clauses: "I studied for weeks but I passed my exam." "Can you see anything or is it too dark?" "Tell me when you are ready to go." "He is taller than I." "He made notes while[/] the teacher was talking."
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ofschoon

Post by kota_solo » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:25 am

hi can you help me with this construction and please explain it?

Ofschoon het commercieel zijn meest succesvolle boek (of juist daarom) is, is John Wyndham’s DE
TRIFFIDS KOMEN vaak gezien als een visieloos horror-verhaal

thank you very much :D
Billie Jean is niet mijn liefde. Hee.

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Re: ofschoon

Post by Quetzal » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:26 pm

kota_solo wrote:hi can you help me with this construction and please explain it?

Ofschoon het commercieel zijn meest succesvolle boek (of juist daarom) is, is John Wyndham’s DE
TRIFFIDS KOMEN vaak gezien als een visieloos horror-verhaal

thank you very much :D
"Ofschoon" = hoewel. Ofschoon wordt zelden gebruikt, klinkt erg ouderwets. En ik vind dat de "of juist daarom" achter de (eerste) "is" zou moeten staan, op deze manier is het erg verwarrend en lelijk.

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Re: ofschoon

Post by kota_solo » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:21 pm

what is zijn in the sentence? could you translate the sentence for me since i haven't studied my lesson for a while now? :D thanks quetzal
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Re: ofschoon

Post by Joke » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:51 pm

Here, zijn means his. It has nothing to do with the verb zijn.
Translation: Although it is commercially his most successful book (or maybe because of that), John Wyndham's "De Treffids komen" is often regarded as a horror story without vision.

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