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"I am too excited to sleep!"

Translation:Ik ben te opgewonden om te slapen!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mutotemiz

do we need "om" in this sentence?

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Yes.

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https://www.duolingo.com/mutotemiz

When do we need to use "om" and when can we omit it?

3 years ago

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It can be omitted with certainly auxiliary verbs. Usually the construction also contains "te". See here for more examples: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=Verbs.Au11

In this sentence, the construction is "too X to do Y". You can never leave out the Dutch "om" that case. The same is true when it means "in order to".

  • Ik lees om slimmer te worden - I read (in order) to become smarter.
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