For all who want to understand prepositions and conjunctions! Part 1
FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO UNDERSTAND CONJUNCTIONS AND PREPOSITIONS, So guys yesterday I posted a post about Conjunctions and prepositions and a lot of people helped me actually and I took a lot of practice from my Swedish friend but still didn't find any exercises on them, anyway from this I can help other people to understand them as I understood them and hopefully anyone correct me if I made any mistake:-
Eller --> Or, example:- Dricker du te eller kaffe? (Do you drink tea or coffee)
Om --> If / About, example:- Om du vill vara glad, var det (if you want to be happy be)
Men --> But, Utan --> But (What is the difference between both of them?), "utan" is used after a negative clause examples:- 1- • Jag gillar dig men jag älskar henne (I like you but I love her.),
• Jag dricker inte te, Utan kaffe (I don't drink tea but coffee)
2- • Jag talar inte engelska men jag talar svenska (I don't speak English but I speak Swedish)
• Jag förstår inte din fråga utan hans (I don't understand your question but his. See the difference guys?
Som --> As / like / who / which
• Han äter som ett djur (He eats as an animal), • Jag känner en man som talar svenska (I know a man who speaks Swedish), • Katten som springer är min (The cat which is running is mine), • Han är som en åsna (He is like a donkey),
Minor correction: "Om du vill vara glad var" – this is ungrammatical in Swedish. You need to say Om du vill vara glad, var det – we can't use var on its own like that.
Oh thanks a lot, I forgot it :D Edited now, Please if there any correction tell me, in either part 1 or 2 or 3 :) Tack så mycket :)
Thanks for posting, this is really helpful.
I have one comment/observation:
From your examples, I would say "men" is used when there is a verb in the second clause and "utan" when there is not. Your example 2 has a negative first clause but uses "men", which contradicts your statement about use with positive/negative clauses.
Comments from Swedish speakers?
Every thing is edited now, Arnauti gave me corrections and I edited everything now. It is 100% correct now :) Part 1, 2 and 3 :) Enjoy reading
Part 2:- https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24394700 Part 3:- https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24394749 Reread it again now please, because you might have read something before I edit it, I finished editing it from 22 minutes :) And also don't see the corrections because you may confuse :)