Sentence structure has to do with the order of constituents in a sentence, also known as word order. However, it is important to bear in mind that constituents need not be single words, but can also be (and often are) word groups and even entire clauses. The sentence structure of the three main sentence types (declarative, interrogative, imperative) is also different.
This course covers the concept of a clause and different types of clauses in Dutch. A Dutch sentence is structured around its verbs, so we pay particular attention to the positions of verbs in the different types of clauses. There is also a section on the position and order of adjuncts.
There are also several exercises on sentence structure.
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- Lectures 17
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Sentence structure and word order
Specific types of subordinate clauses
Om + te + infinitive
Order and position of other elements in the clause