What now? (Or: Dutch word order rules)

For “fun” I decided to research word order within the Dutch language. Most of the resources i have looked at tend to put word order at the end, for whatever reason. Since I was trying to finish resources in order (usually) I didn’t skip to that section.

But no more! I told myself this weekend that I was going to start looking at the order of words within a sentence. I did a pretty decent chunk of it using dutchgrammar.com, but there is always more to go. Right now I am stuck somewhere in the many uses of Er.

Of course, nothing is ever as simple as shown in that sentence diagram (shown here), but it’s pretty decent.

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One thought on “What now? (Or: Dutch word order rules)

  1. Marco

    Wait a minute..did you make a word joke in the title? 🙂
    “What now?” …to me that sounds wrong. Don’t English speakers usually say “Now what?”
    However, in Dutch we say “Wat nu?”

    If this is an intentional joke, that means you’re awesome.
    If it isn’t, you’re still awesome but I need to wag my finger at you 🙂

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