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Sie findet es interessant frei zu haben.

is this sentence grammatically and linguistically correct? she finds it interesting to be off duty?!

June 29, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InuzukaShino

Hmm, although this sentence is grammatically correct, it sounds a bit weird to native speakers. Why should it be interesting to be off duty? I think, even in English it sounds weird, isn´t it?

Better alternatives would be (trying to keep near the original example):

  • Sie findet es nett, frei zu haben.
  • Sie findet es schön, frei zu haben.
  • Sie findet es angenehm, frei zu haben.
  • Sie findet es langweilig, frei zu haben.

With 'interessant' the following sentences would be more meaningful:

  • Sie findet es interessant, Vögel zu beobachten.
  • Sie findet es interessant, ein Buch zu lesen.
  • Sie findet es interessant, ein neues Restaurant auszuprobieren.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MortiBiRD

You are right with your post, but I dont think that this sentence "Sie findet es langweilig, frei zu haben." is close to the original one. I'd even say this is nearly of the opposite.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/InuzukaShino

Correct :-) But the construction is the same. I wanted to show, that other adjectives would also make sense (also the opposite meaning), but not 'interessant'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MortiBiRD

The sentence is correct, but its a very unusual "content" of the sentence. So normally you will never hear this.

A scenario where I could imagine the usage of this sentence is this. We have a woman that always had to work, she never had a day off and isnt familar with the concept of having free days. When this woman is now confronted with a culture where you have days off, then this sentence would fit.


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