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Future Tense: Reading DE to ENG

Hi,

I am unsure as to the best way to read future tense.

Sometimes I read "Ich werde...", read the verb at the end, THEN come back to just after "Ich werde", and complete the sentence.

How might I do this better?

How do native speakers (and readers I should say) do this?

Thanks!

June 17, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/birgit72635

The future tense is formed by the verb "werden" and the infinitive form of the verb you "do". The conjugated form of "werden" comes second in a main clause whereas the infinitive usually is put at the end of a sentence.

Ich werde am Freitag in die Stadt fahren.

Er wird seine Hausaufgaben erledigen.

Sometimes the verb "werden" can be used as a stand alone verb.

Ich werde immer älter.

Wenn ich groß bin, werde ich Arzt.

I just like to remind you that in German we prefer to use the present tense when talking about the future.

You can use the verb "werden" for passive to but is constructed a bit different and doesn't need to be the future.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric31742

Interesting, 2 things... 1. Can you show me an example or two of the present tense being used to talk about the future. 2. How does this relate to passive (not there yet on my tree). Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
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Just read the sentence as it is, if you have problems to understand, try to read it more times, if you still have troubles then just look at the words in whatever order that works for you. But don't skip around the first time you read the sentence, eventually you will get used to understanding the text from just reading it, it's just the matter of practice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eric31742

Will do thanks!


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

Just do what you said.

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