In the previous module, you practiced using prepositions with personal pronouns (von ihm, bei euch) or da-compounds (davon, dabei…). In this module, we look more closely at how da-compounds are used as reference words.
Which rule best reflects the difference between the sentence sets (a) and (b)?
Da-compounds more frequently link the prepositional verb to a following clause (sentence set (b) in Activity 1 above) than to a preceding clause or sentence (sentence set (a) in Activity 1). Look at the corpus examples below paying special attention to the type of clause that follows the da-compounds.
Which rule best describes clause patterns that can follow da-compounds?
On your own. Review the corpus examples in the activities above and then write five sentences about yourself with da-compounds that link a prepositional verb to a following clause. Then create a related question that you might want to ask your classmates. Refer back to module VPC 1 for a list of possible verbs. For example:
Ich träume davon, dass ich im Sommer nach Deutschland reise. OR
Ich träume davon, im Sommer nach Deutschland zu reisen. Und wovon träumst du?