word order in a sub clause

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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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word order in a sub clause

Post by samsam » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:17 am

Hi,

I'm aware that in a sub clause the word order changes, but can anyone tell me which words are changed round please and why?

Example-

I want to go outside today, because the weather looks nice.


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Re: word order in a sub clause

Post by ngonyama » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:40 pm

samsam wrote:Hi,

I'm aware that in a sub clause the word order changes, but can anyone tell me which words are changed round please and why?

Example-

I want to go outside today, because the weather looks nice.

Ik wil vandaag naar buiten (gaan), omdat het weer mooi lijkt.

In the main clause you have SV1OV2: ik=subject(S), wil=finite verb(V), vandaag naar buiten=objects and other stuff(O), (gaan)=non-finite parts of verb(V); (the latter is actually often omitted in this particular case.)
In the sub clause the word order is SOV: het weer=subject, mooi=(predicate), objects other stuff (O), lijkt=copula, verb whatever (V)

In short: main clause SVfiniteOVrest
sub clause SOV




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Re: word order in a sub clause

Post by samsam » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:30 pm

Ok, Zeer Bedankt!

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