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Trennbare Verben in Präpositionenübungen

Ich glaube, dass Präfixe der trennbaren Verben keine Präpositionen sind und dass ein besonderer Unterricht nötig ist. Was denkt ihr daran?

1 week ago

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Robert-Alexan
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Look, that depends:

Prefixes like ver- and ent- aren't prepositions. Maybe they used to be propositions a long time ago, buy that's only my guess. These prefixes can't be seperated. And they can't be used as separate words. So they shouldn't be taught in this lesson anyway.

Some prefixes like auswendig- and wider- are propositions but they are rarely used on their own. So one may doubt if we deal with"real" prepositions here. However many are still seperable from the verb. So they at least behave like regular prepositions.

However, most other prefixes like bei-, entgegen-, mit-, in-, zu-, zusammen-, nach- etc. are indeed prepositions. They can also be used independently as a proposition.

Whether this lesson should be designed differently is another question. However, I guess, the grammar behind this phenomenon isn't really difficult to grasp. But for most English speakers the concept is so different from what they are used to, that it takes a lot of practice to stop struggling with this concept.

1 week ago

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I think that teaching the prefixes of separable verbs as prepositions creates confusion. They should be put in two differents topics. In the topic about prepositions they should teach the meaning of the praposition and the case that should be used. In the topic of separable verb they should teach use to use them and the different meaning a verb acquires with the different prefixes (for example: machen, anmachen, zumachen, aufmachen, ausmachen...)

1 week ago

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Sounds reasonable

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthiasBe612802

Side note: Auswendig is not a preposition, it is an adverb.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Robert-Alexan
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sorry. you are right. as I said: rarely used on its own.

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