"Waarom heb je niets gevraagd?"
Translation:Why have you not asked anything?
"Why have not you asked?" is WRONG. Why should a word "anything" be there?
Shouldn't it be "hebt je"? The answer given was "Waarom heb je niets gevraagd?".
The 't' that is usually appended to the end of a verb stem to conjugate for the 2nd person singular number is dropped when the conjugated verb and subject are inverted:
Ik heb ...
Jij/Je hebt ...
Hij/Zij/Het heeft ...
Heb ik ... ?
Heb jij/je ... ?
Heeft hij/zij/het ... ?
However, when using the formal/polite form U, the 't' is left attached to the end of the stem if the 2nd person singular conjugation is used (points 1 and 3 below) -- also note that one might see either point 3 or point 4 -- both are correct:
U hebt ...
U heeft ...
Hebt u ... ?
Heeft u ... ?
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Thank you! You explained it really well! I was confused and thought the conjugated form never changes.
Geen probleem ^_^
Something else to consider:
The regular verb Willen has a tiny irregularity. The 3rd Person Singular number does not receive a 't' at the end of the verb stem wil:
Ik wil ...
Je wilt ...
Hij/Ze wil ...
Gosh things are much clearer now. Thank you so much! I realised that instead of learning these irregularities, and because DuoLingo did not explicitly mention them, I just answered the questions from some vague memories. But these really put things into better perspective! :D Thank you!
Thank you, I've gotten confused by that third person singular thing with "willen."
Hi, i can't open the links. Can you rewrite the links so i can open it? Or Is it have to open from computer?
actually, i think it might be because "niets" is there and not "niet" i think niet would have been "why have you not asked?" but because it's "niets", it is "not...anything" does that make any sense? Or am i just rambling nonsensically?