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"Beide Versionen sind durchaus zu vertreten."

March 26, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/blargblargblarg

Would dropping the 'zu' have the same sense of meaning?

March 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/karenskywalker

maybe it would mean "both versions are definitely represented".

I don't think in german sentece "vertreten" is participe two. I think it's just the indefinite form of verb. It's in the english translation that it becomes "represented".

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lev.levitsky
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but without "zu" it would read as participle 2

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/karenskywalker

Yes, exactly)) That's what I wanted to say.

May 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein
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Correct, without the ‘zu’, ‘vertreten’ would be a past participle.

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein
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Correct, in ‘vertreten’ is infinitive in this sentence.

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Is this sentence or its translation really correct?

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein
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The German sentence is okay, but it's difficult to render accurately in English, and the translation isn't great, because the word “represented” could easily be misinterpreted in the sense of “depicted”, “instantiated”, or “present”; but here it's most likely used in the sense of “supported“, “advocated”, or “have someone be responsible for them”. For example, this might be something a product manager says when advertising, sales, or technical support personnel complain “Do we really need to {advertise|promote|support} version A when version B is so much {flashier|more popular|better designed}?”

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Thank you very much, this makes it a lot clearer!

June 18, 2013
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