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"How many stars are in the Milky Way?"

Translation:Hoeveel sterren zijn er in de Melkweg?

2 years ago



why in the translation there is the "er"? is it correct also without?

2 years ago

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In this case you can view 'er' as a place. So you can read it as 'How many stars are 'there' in the MIlky Way?' There are four different functions of 'er', but in this sentence it's used as a place. Hope you understand it and you cannnot leave 'er' out.

2 years ago