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  5. "I do not have anything now."

"I do not have anything now."

Translation:Ich habe jetzt nichts.

May 17, 2018



Please remind me. What is the rule that requires "nichts" at the end?


There's no simple rule for this, but I'd say "nichts" is an object (o. complement), so it goes to the end, if there is no infite part of the predicate (verb complement) (e.g. "Ich habe damals nichts gehabt"). The remaining complements follow the "TeKaMeLo" rule (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~deutsch/Grammatik/WordOrder/WordOrder.html), that means the temporal complement mostly preceedes all others.


Can we write "Moment, habe ich nichts"?


That would mean hold on a moment rather than at the moment


Could it be "Ich habe im Moment nichts"? I know that sounds more like, "I have nothing at the moment." Does jetzt imply that you had something, which is now gone? And if so, does "gerade" also fall more into the former category? Thank you in advance if you are able to answer :)


Why ich habe nichts jetzt is wrong???

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