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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomaswalsh75

"Das ist nicht, warum Sie tranken, oder?"

January 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomaswalsh75

why does this not fit "that wasn't why you drank, was it?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acts16_31

i wonder why can't you say "right?" in this sentence? "That is not why you drank, right?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siebolt

"Das ist nicht .... oder?" is Präsens, "warum Sie tranken" is Imperfekt. You can't just change Präsens into Imperfekt even if there is a part of the phrase in Imperfekt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomaswalsh75

Yep, sorry, I was just focusing on Sie tranken and automatically took the whole sentance as Imperfekt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siebolt

I sounded a bit more severe than I meant, because your mistake is logical.

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