German Language/Korrektur


Guten Tag Janina,
bei dem Verb erschrecken habe ich auch die unregelmäßige Form gefunden. Sie haben meinen Satz so korrigiert:
"Da war ich ein wenig überrascht, aber vor allem erschreckt..."
Ist es möglich in diesem Falle, beide Formen des Verbs zu benutzen?

Hallo Lucie,

vielen Dank für Ihre Frage.

Ich habe noch einmal nachgeschlagen und laut Duden muss es folgendermaßen heißen:
- darüber bin ich erschrocken
- etwas hat mich erschreckt
- ich habe mich erschreckt / erschrocken (hier geht beides)

In Ihrem Satz muss es also richtig heißen:
"Da war ich ... vor allem erschrocken."

Es tut mir leid, dass ich es zuerst falsch geschrieben habe.

Viele Grüße

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As a native German speaker working professionally with languages, I can answer questions concerning German grammar, spelling and punctuation. I can also help with understanding and short German-English translations. As I also speak French, I might also be helpful concerning German-French translations. Translation only refers to short texts here.


I am a German native speaker working as a translator for English and French. I am concerned with language issues as grammar and spelling on a daily basis. I am very interested in these kind of topics, as any good translator should be. I also have a very good insight in the differences between English and German (and also French), so I might be able to give helpful explanations why specific things are the way they are in a specific language.

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