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"When are you going?"

Translation:Wanneer gaan jullie?

July 20, 2014



Why is "wanneer gaat je" wrong?


When "je" is the subject and it comes after the verb, the verb doesn't receive a t.

"Wanneer ga je" should be accepted.

Grammar: The Dutch present simple


Wanneer ga je. Is accepted


I would not be so sure, I often hear Wanneer gaat jij?


Did you read the grammar explanation?

The second person singular receives the suffix -t, added to the stem. However, if the personal pronoun comes after the conjugated verb, inversion occurs and this suffix is dropped.

> Example: “Loop jij vandaag niet?” = “Are you not walking today?”

Wikipedia says:

When the second-person jij-form is followed immediately by the subject pronoun itself (jij or je), it loses its -t: Jij werkt → Werk jij? ("You work" → "Do you work?"). The -t is present in all other cases.

Taalthuis says:

So the form for ik is the verb without the -en part (this we call 'de stam') [...] You take this form and add a t for the second and third person singular, but you take it off again when the subject jij or je comes after the verb instead of before.


Thank you so much


Why also is 'wanneer gaat jij' wrong?


"Wanneer ga je weg"? Why is it wrong? Thanks in advance ;)


That means "When are you going away?"

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