Dutch: Ik denk appels dat Jan heeft gegeten

CCG_student

New Member
Turkish/Turkey
Hi,

I think "Ik denk appels dat Jan heeft gegeten" is ungrammatical in Dutch, but I wanted to make it sure. I will be most grateful of hearing any comments from native speakers.

Thanks
 
  • Robinvn

    Senior Member
    Dutch, Belgium
    Two possibilities (just to make it complete, Henryk's post already answered your question)
    Ik denk dat Jan appels heeft gegeten. :tick:
    Ik denk dat Jan appels gegeten heeft. :tick: (frequently used in written language, in Dutch grammars this is called "the red word order", the first sentence was "the green word order")
    Ik denk appels dat Jan heeft gegeten:cross: (because 'appels' is the object in the coordinate, so it can not be in the main clause)

    Best regards,
    Robin

     
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