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Use of -se in an Elliptic Sentence
1.       Abla
3647 posts
 05 Jul 2012 Thu 11:31 am

In a conversation, is it possible that a –se- clause refers backwards like in English:

 

- We can go for a walk.

- If you want.

 

If you translate it into Turkish word by word is it ok or does it sound like something is missing or the second speaker is going to add something?

 

- Yürümeye gidebiliriz.

- ?İstersen.

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2.       tunci
7149 posts
 05 Jul 2012 Thu 01:10 pm

 

Quoting Abla

In a conversation, is it possible that a –se- clause refers backwards like in English:

 

- We can go for a walk.

- If you want.

 

If you translate it into Turkish word by word is it ok or does it sound like something is missing or the second speaker is going to add something?

 

- Yürümeye gidebiliriz.

- ?İstersen.

 

As a conditional compound clause conditional -se should come first [İstersen yürümeye gidebiliriz.]  However in daily spoken Turkish , people also put  –se- clause in the end [Yürümeye gidebiliriz istersen.] that sounds ok too. 

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