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Making choices
1.       trip
297 posts
 14 Mar 2013 Thu 08:19 pm

Merhaba! I am still studying Turkish, but now I have reached a point where I am confronted with choices but don´t always know which path to take. For instance, my exercise book asked me to translate this sentence:

Since Mehmet didn´t come, I hope that Ahmet won´t come either.

This was my try: Mehmedin gelmediğiden dolayı, Ahmedin gelmeceğini ümit ederim.

This was the book´s answer: Mehmet gelmediği için Ahmedin de gelmiyeceğini ümut ederim.

Is the way I wrote the sentence a legitimate choice, or am I off the tracks here?

Teşekkürler!

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2.       Faruk
1607 posts
 14 Mar 2013 Thu 08:55 pm

 

Quoting trip

Merhaba! I am still studying Turkish, but now I have reached a point where I am confronted with choices but don´t always know which path to take. For instance, my exercise book asked me to translate this sentence:

Since Mehmet didn´t come, I hope that Ahmet won´t come either.

This was my try: Mehmedin gelmediğiden dolayı, Ahmedin gelmeceğini ümit ederim.

This was the book´s answer: Mehmet gelmediği için Ahmedin de gelmiyeceğini ümut ederim.

Is the way I wrote the sentence a legitimate choice, or am I off the tracks here?

Teşekkürler!

 

Your translation is not wrong. It just needs a small correction.

 

Mehmet gelmediğinden dolayı, Ahmet´in de gelmemesini ümit ederim.

 

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3.       tunci
7149 posts
 14 Mar 2013 Thu 09:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Mehmet is subject there. Because [since] Mehmet did not come ---> we don´t put possessive  [in] on Mehmet. 

 

Mehmet gelmediği için Ahmet´in de gelmeyeceğini ümit ederim.

 

more natural way would be;

 

 Mehmet gelmediği için inşallah [umarım] Ahmet de gelmez. 

 

 



Edited (3/14/2013) by tunci

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4.       trip
297 posts
 15 Mar 2013 Fri 07:39 am

Thank you, all. I will keep working on this. ... Also, I am glad to know about not making Mehmet possessive here, because that was my next question. Wink

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