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I thought that we were friends

[deactivated user]

    Are both correct:

    1. ich dachte, wir wären Freunde.

    2. ich dachte, dass wir Freunde wären.

    Thanks to EilliottofRivia, I now understand the importance of commas. See: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26572354

    March 15, 2018

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

    yup both correct. in the second version you forgot the comma though.: "ich dachte, dass wir Freunde wären."

    second version is a little more formal.


    [deactivated user]

      Great. And thanks for the correction. I'm still uncertain on how to use the comma. You comment helped a lot.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

      commas in german language are quite complicated, even for native speakers. but it is importent since sometimes a wrong set or forgotten comma can change the hole meaning of the the sentence.

      ex: wir essen jetzt, Opa : granpa, we are going to eat now.

      wir essen jetzt Opa. : we are eating granpa now.


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

      definitely wouldn't want to say that :)


      [deactivated user]

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

        I suppose seien would also work in place of wären in both examples, using Konjunktiv I?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

        yes it would work, but it is rarely used in this context. especially not in spoken form. so if the konjunktiv I is used here, it is mostly in written form like in a letter for example.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BLRT2000

        I've seen a couple of your posts. I like guessing the sentence in German before actually reading it. I was right today! Thanks for posting.

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