"Falls sie kommen."

April 6, 2013


Is it native-like to 'elide' the 's' in 'falls' with the 's' in 'sie'? Because it sounds like "Fall sie kommen" instead of "Falls sie kommen."

April 6, 2013

I think it was just said quickly, so they mooshed together. But I'm not native, so don't take that as law or anything.

April 25, 2013

Why can it not be "if she comes"?

May 3, 2013

"kommen" shows that it is plural, so "sie" is "they"

May 4, 2013

What threw me off here was that I didn't see the conjugation rules immediately while looking at the definition of "kommen", so I assumed it was singular. The button that says "Conjugate" is totally new to me, but once I clicked it, it made sense.

June 5, 2013

why not "If you come"?

May 16, 2013

Because then "Sie" would have to be capitalized! :)

May 17, 2013

How about 'if she should come', isn't that a correct english phrase that means the same?

May 22, 2013

Like it says above, the verb is kommen, meaning sie is plural (they) not singular (she).

May 26, 2013
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