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Quick question: inversion and separable verbs.

Which is correct: Gewoonlijk loop ik buiten hard or Gewoonlijk loop ik hard buiten?I I've been saying the first but I'm having a moment of doubt!

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2 years ago

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I am reading two responses saying that it's tricky. I don't really see why? Sheeniejay mentions in her question's title that it's about the separable verb. Well, I guess only the first sentence refers to the seperable verb hardlopen. The second is not a separable verb, it is the verb lopen, with the adverb 'hard' added to the sentence. So if the question relates to the separable verb hardlopen, only the first one is correct, I'd say.

2 years ago

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The first one is correct. Although it sounds more natural to me to say something like "gewoonlijk ga ik buiten hardlopen". The first sentence is correct, though.

2 years ago

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Tricky one! The first sentence means that you usually jog outside. The second one implies that you usually walk fast when you are outside (and when you are inside, you walk slower).

2 years ago

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Thanks all for your comments - really interesting & helpful. Yes, the separable verb and how to place its separate parts was the main thing. The context was going to the gym - the guy hadn't seen me for ages and asked if I was starting training again because he thought I'd given up, when in fact it was because I usually run outside, unless I have a running injury (like now) or the weather is so horrendous, I have to head for the gym. So it seems the first is correct and so I didn't make a mistake.

2 years ago

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A bit of a tricky question even for me as a native. Seems it does kind of depend on what it is you want to say; If you usually run whenever you are outside, the second sentence works best. But otherwise I agree with ItisB ;-)

2 years ago