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Three parts of a clause
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We will start from the basic principle that a Dutch main clause begins with the subject and the finite finite verb (SU+FV) and ends in the 'other verb(s)' (OV).

Left Middle Right
subject + finite verb? time? place? other verbs?
Loes en Jaap zullen morgen bij ons komen eten
Loes and Jaap will come for dinner at our place tomorrow.

By placing [subject + finite verb] and [other verbs] at the extreme ends of the clause, we can divide the clause in three parts:

The left part

This part begins with the subject + finite verb. Other components in the left part are the reflexive pronoun and the personal pronoun and the reduced (in)direct object.

The middle part

In the middle you will find time, place, manner, and the direct object.

The right part

The right part ends in the other verb(s). Other components included in this part are, among others, the indirect object, the complement, and the (separated) prefix of a separable compound verb.

The next page gives a graphic illustration of the word order.


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