"He is not inside the house with the mother."

March 16, 2013


zu Hause infers "at home". Would it be "Er ist nicht im Haus mit der Mutter"?

March 16, 2013

You can say that, but it is not considered "good" German. Also, it would be "Er ist nicht mit der Mutter im Haus". The location (im Haus) normally goes at the end of the sentence. Look up "Mittelfeld" or the Temporal, Kausal, Modal and Local causes.

March 17, 2013

why wasn't "innenseite" used for inside?

May 1, 2013
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