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"My sister has told me what has happened in the hospital."

Translation:Meine Schwester hat mir erzählt, was im Krankenhaus passiert ist.

April 21, 2013



Why not "was hat im Krankenhaus passiert"?


This is a dependent clause and verb goes at the end. This distinction haben/sein is not clear to me.


Motion verbs use sein, while non-motion verbs use haben. That's about 90% accurate and extremely simple to remember.

Ich bin gegangen. (bin + motion verb (go))

Ich habe erzählt. (habe + non-motion verb)


Yes, but I did not think "passieren" is a "motion" verb !! Is this an exception ? Thx !


I agree with legX, and actually in my dictionary it lists passieren as using haben, not sein. Please help if you can

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