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AT or OM?

As already mentioned in Course 2, the subordinating conjunctions AT and OM are used to form indirect statements and questions.

AT (statement):
De tror at han kommer til Gardermoen. They think that he will come to Gardermoen.
Rykter sier at han er i Oslo. Rumours say that he is in Oslo.

OM (indirect question):
Dina spør om han kommer til Gardermoen. Dina asks if/whether he will come to Gardermoen.
Dina spør om han er i Oslo. Dina asks if/whether he is in Oslo.

OM is also used to express doubt:
Hun lurer på om han kommer. She wonders if/whether he will come.
Hun vet ikke om han kommer. She doesn’t know if/whether he will come.
Hun er ikke sikker på om han kommer. She is not sure if/whether he will come.

We hope this was of help in clearing doubts and misunderstandings.

Now you are ready for your weekly grammar exercises!

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