"Dan zouden zij naar school gaan."

Translation:They would then go to school.

August 10, 2014



The word order here seems a bit confusing. If we're specifying a timeframe, 'Dan' is in the wrong place for the typical word order, isn't it? If it's used more like a conjunction, I would expect the translation to be "Then they would go to school" as, perhaps, a response to "What if it were a school day?"

June 5, 2015


Does this also mean that they used to go to school?

August 10, 2014


No, that would be "dan zouden zij naar school zijn geweest". Sorry, I'm not a linguist, so I don't have a more grammatical explanation.

September 4, 2014


It's more like "After that/If ... happened, they would go to school." instead of "Back then, they would go to school."

December 17, 2014


Like 'Als het sneeuwt niet...,' a familiar conditional from winters my childhood.

December 30, 2014


Als het niet sneeuwt is the correct order. :)

March 1, 2015
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