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19.1 ​Jedes Gebäude hier hat soviel Geschichte.

sfpugh

From 19.1
​Jedes Gebäude hier hat soviel Geschichte.
Each building has so much history here.

Isn't the verb supposed to come second in a sentence? Why is hier before hat?

From earlier in the lesson we have:
Die Häuser sind hier alle so prachtvoll verziert.
The houses here are all so beautifully decorated.
 
 

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hi sfpugh, 

You could say both - "Jedes Gebäude hier hat soviel Geschichte." or "Jedes Gebäude hat hier soviel Geschichte." In spoken German you would probably go for the first version. 

I hope that helps. 

Grüße, 
Leah von Rocket German

sfpugh

OK so the verb second rule is not absolute.

RobertR34

In dieser Nahe hat jedes Gebäude so viel Geschichte?  The use of "hier" seems out of place in German, but it's been 42 years since I lived there.  Things do change.

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