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Mnemonic for word order in the subordinate clause

As we know, in German the parts of the subordinate clause are ordered as follows:

Conjunction + Subject + Other parts of the clause + Predicate.

E.g. "Ich weiß, dass du schon zu Hause bist."

In this sentence: conjunction = dass, subject = du, other parts = zu Hause, predicate = bist.

In Hungarian we have a mnemonic for remembering this order: KATI: Kötőszó (conjunction) + Alany (subject) + Többi mondatrész (other parts) + Ige (verb).

Now, I'm curious: does such mnemonic exist in other languages too?

I'm mostly interested in English, German, Italian, Spanish.


Apr 7, 2018 6:52 AM
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Not in subordinate clauses, however for regular sentences for German we say "time, manner, place"
April 7, 2018
Attilio
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