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Heute, Ich habe Tintenfische gegessen mit mein Vater. Ich hatte Tintenfische gegessen vor, aber nie mit der Schnabel angebracht noch, wie Heute. Es war seltzam.


I suspect my word order may be following the English pattern too closely.
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    Let's start small

    Heute, Ich habe Heute habe ich Tintenfische gegessen mit mein meinem Vater gegessen. Ich hatte schon Tintenfische gegessen vor, aber nie mit der Schnabel angebracht noch angebracht, wie heute. Es war seltzam setsam.


    I suspect my word order may be following the English pattern too closely. <-It is. 
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    1. When you have a TRUMP (time, reason, manner, place) element start a sentence, the verb should come directly thereafter. The finite/main/conjugated verb should always come in 2nd position.

    2. The second verb always goes at the VERY end of the sentence include adverbial phrases (TRUMP elements) and all nouns before the second verb.  

    3. "mit" is a dative prepositions, that means that the noun that comes after (Vater) has to be in the dative case. Vater is a masculine noun, so you need the masculine, Dative ending "-em." here is the paradigm for case and gender endings for ein-words (ein, kein, mein, dein, sein, unser, euer,) The verticle order is Nominative, accusative, dative, genitive.  

    Masc. Fem. Neu.    Pl.

    ein     eine   ein     eine

    einen  eine  ein     eine

    einem einer einem einen

    eines  einer  eines  einer 

    4. Istead of saying "I have done something before" germans say "I have alread done something". It's the same thing in English, isn't it? "Ich habe etwas schon getan."

    5. Today is an adverb (a TRUMP element). not a noun, so there's no need to capitalize. 

     

    Cardnal rules of German word order

    1. Main/finite/conjugated verb in second position

    2. 2nd verbs to the end

    3. Time, Reason, Manner, Place

    4. Mind your verb kickers (worry about verb kickers later, just know that they're coming.)

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