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"Was your cat allowed in the bedroom?"

Translation:Směla vaše kočka do ložnice?

April 8, 2018

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

Does "směla" have to come first (or is it much more natural if it comes first)? "Vaše kočka směla do ložnice" gets marked wrong.


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

Well it is not wrong per se, but it is the equivalent of the English affirmative word order:

"Your cat was allowed in the bedroom?"

It is not a normal question word order, it is something you use when surprised.

I am not sure if we can accept this word order for normal questions, it can be confusing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Praha2017

Can I also say ''Směla tvá kočka být v ložnici''? or does it sound unnatural?


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

It is natural, but a slightly different sentence.

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