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"Ich dachte, es wären noch mehr gewesen."

March 28, 2013

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

what happened to the noch?


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

You could leave the 'noch' aus and still have the same meaning, but 'noch mehr' is very often used in this way. In a word-by-word translation 'noch mehr' would show up as 'even more'.


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

how about the es? the answer uses 'there' instead of it.


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

The verb group "es wären gewesen" can be changed back to Präsens "es sind" which took the place of "es gibt" (= there is). Both 'es gibt' and 'there is/are' are used as a fixed expression to talk about the presence of something or someone.

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