"He had not closed his mouth on time."

Translation:Hij had zijn mond niet op tijd gesloten.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/plasma991

I wrote "Hij had zijn mond op tijd niet gesloten." Why is that wrong?

What determines where niet goes?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeGethigher
LeeGethigher
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Oh I just found this in my grammar book.

The adverb niet precedes :

A prepositional phrase (Erik werkt niet 'in een cafe') An adverb or adjective A predicate adjective the

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/plasma991

Thanks for the explanation!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeGethigher
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no worries!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fred16667
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What grammar book are you using please?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johanov
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My answer was: hij had niet op tijd zijn mond gesloten, but it was rated wrong. Why?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/billbacon

I have the same question.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexJLiu

Normally the direct object must directly follow the verb. More grammar about the position of the direct object: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=WordOrder.16

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/billbacon

Thank you.!

4 months ago
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