Hi Paul, Can you tell me in the section why it says" Das Museum Ist es geschlossen" rather than "Das Museum es ist geschlossen" Following the verb structure etc I would have thought the latter was logical. Thanks Richard
August 19, 2009
August 20, 2009
Hi there, I couldn't find your exact example, only "Das Museum ist geschlossen" and "Aber heute ist es geschlossen". Using both "es" and "Museum" is doubling up, it's like saying "The museum, it is closed" Grammatically this is fine and you might use it to emphasize the fact that the museum is closed and not the movie theater, but it does sound stilted. So you can say: Es ist geschlossen - It is closed Ist es geschlossen? - It is closed? Das Museum ist geschlossen - the museum is closed I hope that makes sense. Please give me more information on where you found the sample sentence - thank you! Paul
March 21, 2010
Hey ! I had the same problem with the structure of this phrase. The example given is : "Ja, haber heute IST ES geschlossen". To me, it would make more sense if it was "Ja, aber heute ES IST geschlossen". It seems to be the two words avec been interchanged. Danke !