"You cannot replace your daughter with my son."

February 23, 2013


What's wrong with "Du kannst nicht deine Tochter mit meinem Sohn ersetzen"?

February 23, 2013

'to replace someone with somebody' = 'jemanden durch jemanden ersetzen'

February 24, 2013

I wonder if there is a rule where to put the word "nicht" in this kind of sentences. would it be right to say "du kannst nicht ihre Tochter durch meinen Sohn ersetzen" or we should always say "du kannst ihre tochter nicht durch meinen Sohn ersetzen". And what abour "du kannst ihre Tochter durch meinen Sohn nicht ersetzen"???

March 17, 2013

This is exactly my question, I had everything there but my nicht was after "kannst" instead of "Tochter".

May 27, 2013
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