Basic word order in Dutch sentences
Subject-verb-object (SVO) pattern
The basic word order in Dutch sentences follows the subject-verb-object (SVO) pattern, meaning that the subject comes first, followed by the verb, and then the object.
Indirect objects can also be included, such as in "Ik praat met mijn zus over onze moeder" (I talk to my sister about our mother), where "zus" (sister) is the direct object and "onze moeder" (our mother) is the indirect object.
In general, a sentence consists of subject, direct verb, time, manner, place, and other verbs, but not all elements are always included. So, what you must remember is: The SVO (Subject-Verb-Object) scheme is one of the most important things to know about Dutch sentence structure.
I mentioned earlier that Dutch can be a difficult language to learn, but we've covered the most common sentence structure and hopefully made it clearer for you. While there are many elements that can be added, we've discussed a few of the most important ones, such as subject, direct verb, time, manner, place, and other verbs. Remembering those in order is crucial.