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"Ik dacht dat ik een oog zou verliezen."

Translation:I thought that I would lose an eye.

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Is it possible to say "Ik dacht dat ik zou een oog verliezen"?

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No, that is not possible. This sentence consists of a main clause ('ik dacht') and a subordiante clause ('dat ik een oog zou verliezen').
In a subordinate clause, all verbs are placed at the end. In this case, you can say both 'zou verliezen' and 'verliezen zou'; the latter is more poetic and the former is the most used. ;)

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Bedankt!

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