4 easy steps to enlightenment
Sentence analysis is a basic skill, and mastering the fundamentals will enhance your understanding of Danish – and English for that matter.
It is easy to disregard sentence analysis because it does not on its own seem important. How does finding a subject make you better at Danish? The somewhat abstract answer is that sentence analysis gives you an in-depth understanding of how the language works, the nuts and bolts if you will. On a more concrete level it can help you understand vital areas such as inflection, word order (especially when it comes to the tricky adverbials), how to use the front position correctly, the perfect tense and almost any other bit of grammar.
I hope you will believe me when I say that learning basic sentence analysis, which is what these short videos are about, is well worth your time. If you are in doubt, just trust me – you can always thank me later…
When one word is not enough
This video is a continuation of the one above, the main difference being that this video deals with more complex elements (like “My friend Peter” instead of just “Peter”).
Quiz: Sentence analysis 2
Sentences and clauses
The goal with this video is to enable you to recognize subordinate clauses because they have a different word order from main clauses. Luckily, having come this far in your understanding of sentence analysis, it is not difficult at all.
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