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How is the passive voice formed in German?
The passive voice is formed using the verb "werden" conjugated in the respective tense and then using the past participle of the main verb.
What's the difference between the passé composé and the imparfait tenses?
Passé composé is used for events that happened in the past and are definitively completed. Imparfait is used for actions that were not fully completed and habitual actions.
Why do some linguists use a "family tree" model for showing relationships between languages and language families?
The tree model is used because it helps show how languages that appear unrelated on the surface are related. For example, French and Russian are related, since they are both Indo-European languages, however Indo-European split into many "branches" which caused differences in pronunciation to occur, and throughout time, the languages evolved differently. However, if certain words are examined, then they can be traced back to the same root.
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