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chapter 16: Konjunktionen

  16.1 conjunctions - introductions
  As we have already said in general little attention is given in grammar books to the preposition, conjunctions and adverbs. They are considered minor problems. If you take a closer look at them you will see that their use is complicated. The difficulties are due to three problems.

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Very often one language doesn't distinguish between preposition and conjunctions, but there is a difference in the other language. Therefore, one must be able to distinguish between the preposition and the conjunction.

  2) Sometimes a criterion is to be taken into account in one language, but not in the other one, in other words, the translation is to be made with a different conjunction depending on the context.
  3) In romance languages some conjunctions that express insecurity, nonexistence or a personal / emotional attitude towards the world requires the subjunctive and sometimes a conjunction requires the subjunctive or the indicative depending on the context.

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