Any reason why you can't use gehen instead of laufen? Or is it just more idiomatic to say gelaufen?
You could also ask "ist alles gut gegangen?", but I think "gelaufen" is a bit more common.
Why is it 'ist'? And would it be very wrong to say 'Hat alles gut gelaufen?'?
Normaly the perfect tense in german is just habe + e.g. gefragt (for 2. person singular it's hast + gefragt and so on).
But if the verb used expresses movement (as in laufen=to walk; rennen=to run; fallen=to fall; stolpern=to stager....), the present perfect is bin / bist / ist / sind / seid / sind + e.g. gelaufen.
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Has all gone well ? Was marked incorrect. It most certainly should not have been surely.
No. You've mixed different verb tenses. You cannot use "went" after "did" or "has". "Did everything go well?" or (less commonly) "Has everything gone well?"
Yes it is from a natural English speaker's perspective but if you come from a romance (French, Spanish, Italian,..) language perspective then it's natural.
Mostly anything that implies movement is with sein.
That's because you sentence is not good English, it is grammatically incorrect.
- Did everything go well, is the best answer
- Has everything went well, is acceptable, but to my English ears clumsy.
Allright is a direct equivalent to well in Australian english. I hate to be a bore but the system is being selectively pedantic
Not much, but maybe "wirken" would be the verb for that translation ?
Yes, verbs describing motion (laufen, fahren, gehen...) are conjugated with sein in the past tense.
In this case ist is an auxiliary verb used to form the past perfect tense. It is similar to the english word has in the scentence He has gone mad. It is not used to convey meaning but instead indicates the tense of the main verb; it indicates that something has already happened
That's wrong. It should be "... well".
grammatically you are correct, thou it is common to disregard the adverb and adjective convernsions in the States. I wondered of Duo didn't like the "turn out" verb usage.
It's always easy to tell people speaking good English from those speaking English good, even in the Unites States.
Ein Witz, oder ?
Hmm... I'm sure it's "save lives", albeit I still haven't read it.