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"Why did František not go to school today?"

Translation:Proč dnes František nešel do školy?

June 15, 2018



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Is this the most natural sentence? "Why did František not go to school today"? Is it really the most commonly used? I would use "Why didn't František go to school today", guess it is accepted as well but don't understand why it isn't the main sentence.


There is no guarantee that the main translation be the most common spoken or written form.


Ok, I was just asking.


Proč dnes nešel František do školy? To není totéž?


Yes, that's also fine.

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