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Perifrastic passive

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So the perifrastic passive form takes an adjective ending, right? So if it refers to a plural it should take ‘-da’. Husen var byggda vs Huset var byggt.

So WHY is ‘Vi blev rånad av några killar’ take ‘-d’ instead of ‘-da’?

(I do think that ‘rånada’ does not look right at all, but I would like to understand the rules as I am trying to make sure I understand them)

2 years ago

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devalanteriel
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It's actually vi blev rånade, since it's a plural form. :)

2 years ago

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Ah yes. That's why I was confused. So why is 'husen var byggda' vs 'vi blev rånade'. How do you know when it is -de vs. -da?

2 years ago

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Just different declensions, usually. You can see a nice tidy list here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_grammar#Conjugating_verbs - the past participle column works for that purpose as well.

2 years ago
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