What is "conjunctive 1"? I found this grammatical term and I don't know what it means. I was reading an article about the word "als", and the example you see below is what I saw. Thomas tut so, als gehöre ihm das Hotel. (the “gehöre” being the conjunctive 1 of the verb, which we kinda sorta need here because… reasons) What is he/she referring to in the parenthesis?
Jan 25, 2017 4:44 PM
Answers · 7
According to the Duden, comparative clauses like yours can be used with Konjunktiv I or Konjunktiv II. Usually, we use them with Konjunktiv II, but in your case, Konjunktiv II would be the same as Präteritum, so Konjunktiv I is a better choice to express that he is NOT the hotel owner or at least we are not sure whether he is or not. He acts as if the hotel _belonged_ to him. (It probably doesn't.)
January 25, 2017
I'm so stressed out. I don't know what any of the terms are your saying!
January 26, 2017
Generally conjunctive means not real action. (the verb is not done in reality) It will be mostly used to indicate indirect speech. In the mentioned example: Das Hotel gehört Thomas nicht. Aber Thomas verhält sich als ob das Hotel ihm gehört.
January 25, 2017
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