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does the word "proberen" play a role of infinitive in this sentence?

the sentence is: het is niet makkelijk, maar ik zal proberen het je uit te leggen. does "zal proberen" together plays a role of main verb here? what i understand is that "uitleggen " plays a role as infinitive at the end of sentence. but does "proberen" also play a role of infinitive? and is there any grammar to limit the number of the infinitive in one sentence? thanks in advance!!!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sosislerli

"zal" is the main verb, "proberen" and "uit...leggen" are infinitives. Same as in English: "I will try to explain it to you". And yes, you can create infinite run-on sentences with this.

Disclaimer: native Dutch speaker, but native speakers often explain grammar totally wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wanwan14

crystal clear! dank je wel :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ANASTASIA171640

If you want to make the future in Dutch you use 1. zullen (zal) + infinitive (more officiaal), 2. gaan (ga) + infinitive (go to) and 3. the present (today of tomorrow). The verb-infinitive proberen (try to) takes te. Other verbs take om+te. Uitleggen=explain, is separable verbum. In this case the prefix (uit) goes before the te and the verb back. That if you have separeble verb with om+te of te. The other cases: 1. present: ik leg uit=i explain (first the verb and at the end of the sentence the prefix), 2. secondary sentence: ik beloof dat ik dat uitleg (at the end of the secon. sentence together the verb+prefix). I think that you have headacke and i stop.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wanwan14

haha dank je wel!

2 years ago
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