It’s all relative: Relativsätze

When you first started learning German your teacher probably tried to hammer genders into you. That is that you need to learn all your new nouns with their gender (der, die, das). If you’ve been good, you’ve been doing exactly that. But now you’re starting to read newspapers and other things, you may have noticed that there seems to be an excess of der, die, das and their case cousins. Are German’s just not careful when they type and double up the their articles?

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  1. […] (Hauptsatz). No matter how we start a Nebensatz (with a subordinating conjunction like weil, or a relative pronoun like denen) the verbs come at the end of the […]

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