Sentence structure and word order 6
Specific types of subordinate clauses 4
Om + te + infinitive 2
Order and position of other elements in the clause 2
The above sentence expresses a proportional relation between the number of exams the speaker has and the amount of studying (s)he has to do. In this construction the first clause is subordinate to the second. Both clauses must begin with a comparative after the conjunction hoe.
Other examples are:
The second clause can also begin with the phrase des te without the meaning being changed:
In this case, the verb in the second clause can also come in second position immediately following the comparative: