It's not possible to detect whether there is inversion because the sentence is too short. "Zij schrijven terwijl ik in mijn bed slaap" does have the inversion.
Yeah, what happens in subordinate clauses is not really inversion, since the subject and the verb don't switch places. Rather, the verb moves to the end of the clause.
Okay so we've experienced two different types of inversions throughout the conjunctions skill? One related directly to subordinating conjunctions and the other to sentence structure?
For example would "Omdat ik boeken heb, lees ik." be correct? Since "omdat" is subordinating you move the verb "hebben" to the end of that clause. And then since the clause "ik lees" is not at the beginning of the sentence, you have to invert it. But you could also say "Ik lees, omdat ik boeken heb?"
Please tell me if I am understanding this correctly!
Because you have to use "zij" in this case.
In this sentence, a comparison is made between two parties ('they' and 'I'). So in this case, there is a "natural" emphasis on the two parties. Therefore, you have to use the emphasised form of the pronouns.
It is accepted now and I think it should be too 'cuz you can choose to enunciate on whatever part of the clause you decide. I can stress over schrijven and slaap I guess?
When do we write a comma between the main clause and the subordinate one?
Terwijl: while, when, as
- Tijdens de lunch sliep jij - During lunch, you were sleeping
- Terwijl wij aten sliep jij - While we were eating, you were sleeping
No. 'Terwijl' is a subordinate conjunction, so it send the verb ('slaap') to the end of the clause. Your word order is not right.