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25.07.2010 15:30:02

contact clauses

 
by Manuela T.
Hallo zusammen!
Ich verstehe immer noch nicht, wann ich bei einem Nebensatz das who/which/that weglassen kann. Gibt es da nicht irgend eine simple Merkhilfe?
 
27.07.2010 21:45:15

Re: contact clauses

 
by Lilly
Du kannst es weglassen wenn es das Objekt des Relativsatzes ist.
Das who/which/that kann entweder Subjekt oder Objekt des Relativsatzes sein.

Beispiel für Subjekt: Have you seen the girl who drove the car?
---> Hier kann man das who nicht weglassen

Beispiel für Objekt: Have you seen the girl who we met yesterday?
-->Hier kann man das who weglassen
 
05.08.2010 02:14:42

Re: contact clauses

 
by cjbrhv
Manuela T. wrote:Hallo zusammen!
Ich verstehe immer noch nicht, wann ich bei einem Nebensatz das who/which/that weglassen kann. Gibt es da nicht irgend eine simple Merkhilfe?


"who" = Leute: She is the girl who wears a red dress.
That is the teacher who dances at night.
They are the ones who came late.

"that" = Dingen: There is the dog that bit me.
Here is the book that I lost.
The stairs that I fell down are steep.

"which" = Abstrakt: Debt which is created for education is good.
Humanity which starves does strike back.
The different ways which my parents raised me were confusing.
 
24.10.2010 17:48:53

Re: contact clauses

 
by LiLa
Hello,
you can make a contact clause if the relative pronoun is not the subject of the relative sentence.
Finding the subject, however, is quite simple: The usual word order in an English sentence is as follows: subject- predicate- object.
If there is a predicate behind the relative pronoun, you can be quite sure it is the subject of the sentence and thus you can't leave the pronoun out.
 
24.09.2012 14:15:15

Re: contact clauses

 
by Guest
wenn nach dem relativpronom ein nomen kommt, kannst du es weglassen. ansonsten nicht.
 
25.09.2012 02:38:49

Re: contact clauses

 
by 89rules
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Joined: 06.03.2012 08:37:40
Hi Manuela T.,

Maybe this information will further assist you with regard to contact clauses: http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/contact_clause.htm

Take it easy,
89rules
 
 

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