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Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by Bogolino, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Bogolino Junior Member

    Here's my second question.

    In these two answers, I'm confused about the use of für

    Viele Ostdeutsche hielten sich sowohl für fleißig als auch für anpassungsfähig

    Die Westdeutschen dagegen hielten sie weder für selbstsicher noch fähig


    Why is the für repeated in the first sentence but not the second?

    Many thanks
     
  2. Liam Lew's Senior Member

    You could also repeat it in the second sentence. Similarly, you could drop the second "für" in first sentence. As far is I'm concerned this is a matter of sound and also sometimes personal preference.
     

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