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Question about word order

I am becoming more familiar and used to the Swedish word order with regards to satsadverbial in main clauses. (satsadverbial in fourth position)

Topic - Finite Verb - Subject - Sentence Adverbial...

Det kan jag inte... Jag kan inte...

However, I came across this sentence that has confused me.

Patrik tror att Maria gillar honom, men det tror inte jag.

Two main clauses joined by 'men'. My confusion is, how can the last two words (inte, jag) be in this order? Can anyone explain or point me to some literature that explains this construction?

Thanks.

1 year ago

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The word order creates a difference in meaning here.
Det kan hända att Maria gillar Patrik, men det tror jag inte 'Could be that M likes P, but I don't think so' – neutral stress, just says that I don't think so.
Patrik tror att Maria gillar honom, men det tror inte jag 'P thinks … but I don't' – stress on jag. Putting something at the end of a sentence can give it more focus. Here, jag is contrasted with Patrik who holds a different belief. He thinks so, but I don't.

1 year ago

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Thanks Arnauti. You are a wonderful human being. Have a smile :)

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:)

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