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Word Order in Serbian - Part 4.5

Now that you've learnt the introductory song by heart (napamet), you are ready for more examples with the word order of the sentences with reflexive or impersonal "se". This time I'll cover the word order in the Simple Present tense with all three forms, affirmative, negative and questions. So, let's start :

Reflexive -se: oblačiti se  (to get dressed) Present tense of OBLAČITI SE is :

Affirmative sentences : Subject (S) + predicate (P)

  • Oblačim se. N
  • Ja se  oblačim. 
  • Ti se igraš, a ja se oblačim. N 
  • Sedi i gledaj TV dok se ja oblačim. N 
  • Komšije su videle kako se (ja) oblačim u kuhinji. N 
  • Priznajem da se oblačim u kuhinji. N

Negations: Subject (S) + NE + predicate (P)
  • Ne oblačim se. N
  • Ja se ne  oblačim. 
  • Ti se ne igraš, a ja se ne oblačim. N 
  • Sedi i gledaj TV dok se ja ne oblačem. N 
  • Tvrdila sam da se ne oblačim u kuhinji. N 
  • Priznajem da se ne oblačim u kuhinji. N

Questions: Subject (S) +  predicate (P)
  • Da li se oblačiš ? N
  • Da li se ti oblačiš ? 
  • Oblačiš li se
  • Jel' se oblačiš ? N
  • Kada se oblačiš ? N
  • Kada se ti oblačiš ? N

S + P + AoT(adverb of time) + AoP (adverb of place)

  • Oblačim se svaki dan u kuhinji. N
  • Svaki dan se oblačim u kuhinji. N
  • (I'm not listing all the other combinations as they are not neutral)
  • Moje komšije su čule da se oblačim u kuhinji svaki dan. N
  • Moje komšije su čule da se svaki dan oblačim u kuhinji. N
  • (I'm not listing all the other combinations as they are not neutral)


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