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"I had given you time."

Translation:Jag hade gett dig tid.

December 31, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RJDaae
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What is the different between 'jag hade givit dig tid' and 'jag hade gett dig tid' (both are accepted answers)?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilmolleggi

I don't know but my guess is "givit" is more old fashioned and reltaes to the infinitive form "giva" and the present "giver"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

That's correct, givit feels more old fashioned but there's no difference in meaning, it's just an older form of the same verb. (the infinitive and present sound even more old fashioned).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joelpet

Couldn't "Jag gav dig tid" also be correct even though it's a different tense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

That would be I gave you time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Malgosia007

Is "Jag hade gett tid till dig" also correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

No, that sounds like 'I had given time to you' as if you had wrapped it in a package and given it as a gift somehow.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvelynOlson0

Why not 'Jag hade gett ni tid'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

ni is the subject form but since you give something to someone, you need to use the object form er instead: Jag hade givit er tid.
Compare: "You gave I/me time" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azuricet

Why 'gång' is not allowed here ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

gång is time as in one time, two times, three times...

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