Making Complex German Sentences Easy — Coordinating Conjunctions

Do you remember playing with Lego? Now you’re probably an adult and if you don’t have children the closest you get to assembling things is new IKEA furniture. Have you ever noticed that when you open a new Lego set or an IKEA package and look at all the pieces you sometimes have no idea how they will all form what the picture on the outside of the box looks like? Then you open up the instruction manual and you see that some of those odd shaped pieces are needed to construct the front moving shovel of a Lego backhoe that will later be attached, or the rolling mechanism of an IKEA drawer set. Piece by piece it all comes together.

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  1. […] goes at the end is when we use subordinating conjunctions (Subjunktionen). Now we’ve discussed coordinating conjunctions, but subordinating conjunctions are […]

  2. […] German conjunctions, which should help us to formulate more complex sentences. We’ve discussed coordinating conjunctions, where we essentially just combine two sentences without changing much. We might choose to replace […]

  3. […] which means that the verb goes at then end of the sentence. Aber on the other hand is a coordinating conjunction and does not cause any change in sentence […]

  4. […] looked at many kinds of conjunctions to combine sentences (coordinating, subordinating, and adverbial conjunctions), but sometimes, they aren’t the right ones […]

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