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Modal Prefect is the hundred-eighth skill in the Dutch language tree, assuming read left to right. It has two lessons that teach this odd phenomenon in Dutch grammar.

Grammar Notes[]

When a modal verb (see Modal Verbs if you need a refresher on those kinds of verbs) is put into the present perfect or past perfect tense ad there is a second verb following it, both verbs stay in the infinitive:

  • Ik heb het gezien. = I saw it.
  • Ik heb haar zien spelen. = I saw her playing.

This does not apply to "te+infinitive" verbs like proberen.

References[]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Modal-Perfect