https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric31742

Using Werden (future tense)

Hi,

I just started Future Tense and was wondering if anyone had any structural tips for using this verb, or tips in general.

I noticed that the conjugated Werden is usually in the middle of two pronouns (ex... Ich werde meinem Hund folgen).

Thank you!!

March 4, 2018

4 Comments


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

http://germanforenglishspeakers.com/basics/sentence-structure/ :
"...With a compound verb (consisting of a main verb and a helping verb), English usually keeps the two parts together. In German the conjugated verb must be in the second position, while the other verb almost always goes at the end of the phrase:

Ich werde das Buch bald lesen. I will read the book soon. ..."

Some other interesting links:
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/german-future-tense/
https://easy-deutsch.de/en/tenses/german-future-1/
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/learn-german-word-order/

March 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric31742

Excellent thank you!

March 5, 2018

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

No, werden is conjugated and the main verb (unconjugated) is an the end of the clause, and any number of things can lie between them.

March 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jussel11

And the form of "werden" is then placed in the same position as the main verb in sentences of present tense.

March 4, 2018
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