Vojtech Petr
Diferent formulation of past passive in german Hi, I have found this sentence: Sind sie schon einmal operiert worden? I translate it like: Have you ever been operated? But this question I would have translated like this: Wurden Sie schon einmal operiert? Is my translation correct, if not, why? If yes, is there any difference between these sentences? Thank you very much!
Aug 17, 2014 5:58 PM
Answers · 1
One sentence is Imperfekt, one sentence is Perfekt. In many cases (but not all), both tenses are interchangeable in German. So in this case, there's no difference in meaning. (Perfekt/Imperfekt usage is a FAQ, use Google to find past answers).
August 17, 2014
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