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93 [ninety-three]

Subordinate clauses: if

Subordinate clauses: if

93 [drieënnegentig]

Bijzinnen met of

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I don’t know if he loves me. Ik-wee- ---t of hi- -a--m--ho-dt. I_ w___ n___ o_ h__ v__ m_ h_____ I- w-e- n-e- o- h-j v-n m- h-u-t- --------------------------------- Ik weet niet of hij van me houdt. 0
I don’t know if he’ll come back. Ik-w-e- -iet--f hij-te-u---mt. I_ w___ n___ o_ h__ t_________ I- w-e- n-e- o- h-j t-r-g-o-t- ------------------------------ Ik weet niet of hij terugkomt. 0
I don’t know if he’ll call me. I--w-et n-----f--i--me-belt. I_ w___ n___ o_ h__ m_ b____ I- w-e- n-e- o- h-j m- b-l-. ---------------------------- Ik weet niet of hij me belt. 0
Maybe he doesn’t love me? O---ij we- v---m- -ou--? O_ h__ w__ v__ m_ h_____ O- h-j w-l v-n m- h-u-t- ------------------------ Of hij wel van me houdt? 0
Maybe he won’t come back? Of-----w-l-terugkomt? O_ h__ w__ t_________ O- h-j w-l t-r-g-o-t- --------------------- Of hij wel terugkomt? 0
Maybe he won’t call me? O---ij-m----l -e--? O_ h__ m_ w__ b____ O- h-j m- w-l b-l-? ------------------- Of hij me wel belt? 0
I wonder if he thinks about me. Ik-vr--g--e a---f -ij-a-n me -enkt. I_ v____ m_ a_ o_ h__ a__ m_ d_____ I- v-a-g m- a- o- h-j a-n m- d-n-t- ----------------------------------- Ik vraag me af of hij aan me denkt. 0
I wonder if he has someone else. I- --a-g me -- -- -i--e-- an-----eef-. I_ v____ m_ a_ o_ h__ e__ a____ h_____ I- v-a-g m- a- o- h-j e-n a-d-r h-e-t- -------------------------------------- Ik vraag me af of hij een ander heeft. 0
I wonder if he lies. I--vr-a- me a- -f---j -iegt. I_ v____ m_ a_ o_ h__ l_____ I- v-a-g m- a- o- h-j l-e-t- ---------------------------- Ik vraag me af of hij liegt. 0
Maybe he thinks of me? Of -i- we----n me--enkt? O_ h__ w__ a__ m_ d_____ O- h-j w-l a-n m- d-n-t- ------------------------ Of hij wel aan me denkt? 0
Maybe he has someone else? Of-hij-m-s-ch----ee- ---e- hee-t? O_ h__ m________ e__ a____ h_____ O- h-j m-s-c-i-n e-n a-d-r h-e-t- --------------------------------- Of hij misschien een ander heeft? 0
Maybe he tells me the truth? Of hij--e- d- w--rh-i--sp-e---? O_ h__ w__ d_ w_______ s_______ O- h-j w-l d- w-a-h-i- s-r-e-t- ------------------------------- Of hij wel de waarheid spreekt? 0
I doubt whether he really likes me. I--b--w--f-l -- ------ ech--m-g. I_ b________ o_ h__ m_ e___ m___ I- b-t-i-f-l o- h-j m- e-h- m-g- -------------------------------- Ik betwijfel of hij me echt mag. 0
I doubt whether he’ll write to me. Ik-b-t--j--- -- hij mi---c-r---t. I_ b________ o_ h__ m__ s________ I- b-t-i-f-l o- h-j m-j s-h-i-f-. --------------------------------- Ik betwijfel of hij mij schrijft. 0
I doubt whether he’ll marry me. Ik-betw--fe-----h---m-t -ij-tr-u-t. I_ b________ o_ h__ m__ m__ t______ I- b-t-i-f-l o- h-j m-t m-j t-o-w-. ----------------------------------- Ik betwijfel of hij met mij trouwt. 0
Does he really like me? O--h-- me w-l ---t m--? O_ h__ m_ w__ e___ m___ O- h-j m- w-l e-h- m-g- ----------------------- Of hij me wel echt mag? 0
Will he write to me? O----- m--wel sc-r----? O_ h__ m_ w__ s________ O- h-j m- w-l s-h-i-f-? ----------------------- Of hij me wel schrijft? 0
Will he marry me? Of-h-j -el-m-t -e t--u-t? O_ h__ w__ m__ m_ t______ O- h-j w-l m-t m- t-o-w-? ------------------------- Of hij wel met me trouwt? 0

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