Syntax

The syntax, more than any other area of Pennsylvania German, closely resembles the structure of Modern Standard German (see chapter 11).

The discussion of syntax is limited to the following features:

1 Word order in main and subordinate clauses; word order with modals;

2 Progressive and iterative aspect;

3 Common subordinators and complementation in infinitival and relative clauses;

4 Passive voice;

5 Subjunctive mood.

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