Object- and subject clauses in German
What is a object clause in German?
An object clause replaces the object of a sentence. In German there are genitive-, dative- and accusative objects
An object sentence replaces the object of a sentence. We distinguish between genitive, dative or accusative object.
Asking for the Object
There are certain words with which you can ask for the object of a sentence. With the help of these questions you can find out the case of the object.
- Genitive object: Wessen?
- Dative object: Wem?
- Accusative object: Wen?
Examples of Object clauses
|Object||Example||Example translation||Question||Question translation|
|Genitive object||Ich bin mir bewusst, dass meine Tat Konsequenzen haben wird.||I am aware, that my act will have consequences||Wessen bin ich mir bewusst?||Of what am I aware?|
|Dative object||Wir helfen, wem wir wollen.||We help, who we want to||Wem helfen wir?||Who do we help?|
|Accusative object||Er sieht nicht, wer da kommt.||Er doesn't see, who comes there||Wen sieht er nicht?||Who doesn't he see?|
What is a Subject clause?
A subject clause replaces the subject of a sentence. You ask for the subject with "Wer/Was?" (Who/What?)
Example for Subject clauses
|Example||Example translation||Question||Question translation|
|Jeder der mithilft, wird belohnt||Everyone that helps, gets a reward||
Wer wird belohnt?
Jeder der hilft
Who gets rewarded?
Everyone who helps
|Es freut mich sehr, dass du da bist||I'm very glad, that you are here||
Was freut mich sehr?
Dass du da bist
What am I glad about?
That you're here
|Dass sie Recht hat, wird nicht in Frage gestellt||That she is right, is not being doubted||
Was wird nicht in Frage gestellt?
Dass sie Recht hat
What is not being doubted?
That she's right
|Es ist unbekannt, wie viele Verletzte es gab||It is unknown, how many injured there were||
Was ist unbekannt?
Wie viele Verletzte es gab
What is unknown?
How many injured there were
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