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Re: Test for middle voice?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Sunday, November 20, 2005, 23:09

Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> writes:
>... > Yes, that's one way to say it in German. It doesn't sound strange in > any way: 'Tee trinkt sich leichter als Wasser, wenn man eine Erkältung > hat.' I'd say it sounds a bit more formal than the slightly more > common way to say it: 'Tee läßt sich leichter als Wasser trinken ...', > i.e., using the auxiliary 'lassen'.
Thinking of it again, I think the most natural way (in spoken language at least) would be to say: 'Tee kann man besser trinken als Wasser, ...'. However... **Henrik