"Kerkrade is a city that is not in Drenthe but in Limburg."

Translation:Kerkrade is een stad die niet in Drenthe maar in Limburg ligt.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElinaKock
ElinaKock
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Is it wrong to say "...die in Drenthe niet ligt..."? Obviously I'm still learning and don't know for sure, but it sounds right to me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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It's wrong because it is a place. In your sentence the focus is on niet ligt, which leads to the question what is it doing then? Standing? Sitting?

Have a look at this on the implications of the position of niet in a sentence, it also gives examples: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.45

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElinaKock
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Ohh okay that makes sense. Thanks!

2 years ago
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