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Question about exceptions to the V2 rule

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I was looking at something off-site on another platform similar to Duolingo, except for intermediate-level learners, and noticed that in one sentence, it was describing someone's job and says (at the beginning of a sentence) "Sara jobbar som journalist. Så hon har inte någon speciall tid då hon börjar."

This stuck out at me and I was about to report it (as this website was, well, good but not quite Duolingo) when I decided to ask here: is "så hon har" incorrect Swedish and a violation of the V2 rule, or is this some sort of idiomatic phrase or other, lesser-known rule that I'm not aware of?

On that note, are there any notable (possibly idiomatic) exceptions to the V2 rule?

Tack för att ni läste!

1 year ago

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can be a conjunction in Swedish, and a nitpicking editor would have changed that period to a comma. So the sentence is valid and the v2 rule is not being broken, because the isn't part of the clause. :)

1 year ago

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Isn't one of those conjunctions that makes it V2 anyway? (I.e., Eftersom det regnar så behöver jag gå hem?)

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Thing is, in that case it's actually an adverb, and an entirely optional filler one at that. One might even argue that the phrase is complete without the , and then you insert it for style or clarity - just like e.g. a comma might be used to point out a space for breathing.

1 year ago

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Interesting. Thanks!

1 year ago

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The notable exceptions to the V2 rule are kanske (which is historically made up of two verbs, just like its English counterpart 'may-be', which kind of explains it) and adverbs like bara which can in some cases create a sort of unit with the verb.

There's a link to a discussion about kanske in my word order topic here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8970470 and you can find discussions about bara from here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19152326 – I should add that to the first post somehow.

1 year ago