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Present Perfect conjugated or not?

grey236
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For the present perfect tense, do I say gewerkt or gewerken? Because in the present perfect lesson it uses the infinitive +ge but I thought you had to conjugate. For example: De studenten hebben gelezen OR de studenten hebben gelezden? In my notes I have it as conjugated not just the infinitive +ge or is that for pluperfect (I had worked)

Summary: The students have worked- De studenten hebben gewerken/gewerkten

Also this is just a silly question but if I was to ask 'is it raining?' would I say 'regent het?' or 'is het regent?'?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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Take a look here. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thijmen98
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The right sentence is "De studenten hebben gewerkt". It's quite difficult I think that some verbs like "lezen" become "gelezen" in the present perfect tense and other like "werken" become "gewerkt". I don't know if there are rules for it to make it easier to choose the right conjugation.

As a reaction on your second question. By asking in Dutch if it's raining you should say: "Regent het?" If you ask a question in Dutch the verb is always written before the subject.

I hope I've helped you a bit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thijmen98
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I thought, when you want to say "I have read the book", you should say in Dutch "Ik heb het boek gelezen" because "lezen" is an irregular verb. I think that most irregular Dutch verbs get the "en" at the end in the present perfect tense.

2 years ago
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