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

"I walk by your house."

March 23, 2013

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

Is the preposition 'an' really necessary here? Could it not be dropped, since 'vorbei' whilst being part of the verb seems - to me - to contain prepositions enough here to say as much....? vielen danke


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

You can't drop it.


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

Could you say "Ich laufe an deinem Haus vorbei" or "Ich spaziere an deinem Haus vorbei"?


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

vorbeispazieren is not a verb (i.e., vorbei is apparently not one of the removable prefixes of spazieren). As for vorbeilaufen, it seems that that IS a word, but usually referring to running, not walking, with that prefix.


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

"vorbeispazieren" is fine.

http://www.dwds.de/?qu=vorbeispazieren

"vorbeilaufen" can refer to running or walking.


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

The Duden is a great dictionary, but no dictionary can claim to be complete. The DWDS is a very reputable and reliable resource.


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

You should really use Duden, as it’s pretty much the standard dictionary in Germany. Duden has no entry for vorbeispazieren and one entry for vorbeilaufen, as I mentioned.

http://www.duden.de/woerterbuch


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

Yep, both "vorbeispazieren" and "vorbeilaufen" are fine.

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