|28.1 Interrogative Phrases of type a) in German|
Normally an interrogative phrase of this type starts with a verb. In other words, we find here the same inversion of subject and verb that we have already seen in many other circumstances, like conjunctions, relative clauses and word order in a phrase.
heute oder morgen?
= Does he come today or tomorrow?
er schon schreiben?
In some cases it is possible to form an interrogative phrase without the inversion of subject and verb. But then the pronunciation of the question must be stronger than usually. Else the one listening cannot understand that it is a question.
|Du weißt das
= Don't you know this? (You don't know this?)
Er hat seine Hausaufgaben
noch nicht gemacht?
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