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"If I were faster, I would not have missed the train."

Translation:Als ik sneller zou zijn, zou ik de trein niet hebben gemist.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/newjohan
newjohan
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I used "vlugger" instead of "sneller". Why is this not deemed correct?

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Reply3 years ago

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Susande
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It's correct, it's just a missing alternative translation, I hope you reported it.

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Reply3 years ago

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Is the position of 'niet' crucial? I tried 'Als ik sneller was, zou ik niet de trein hebben gemist', thinking that the 'niet' should go with 'zou', but it was not allowed.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/newjohan
newjohan
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The position of "niet" is important. The normal correct answer is: "Als ik..., zou ik de trein niet gemist hebben." But one could say "Als ik...., zou ik niet de trein hebben gemist." if you want to strongly emphasize the negative niet.

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Reply2 years ago

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Thank you.

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Reply2 years ago