Celt133rRelatives

Celt133rRelatives - preposition So the clause is indirect....

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Direct and Indirect Relatives 1. Direct Relatives are formed when the referred noun is the subject or direct object of the relative clause. e.g. Feicim an fear atá ag siúl. I see the man who is walking. fear is the subject of the relative clause. Is breá liom an bia thugann tú. I love the food that you give. bia is the direct object of the relative clause. 2. Direct relatives begin with the relative particle a, which lenites. One exception is the substantive verb, the relative form of which is atá Is fuath liom an fear a thuigeann gach rud. I hate the man who understands everything. Tá aithne agam ar an bhfear atá anseo. I recognize the man who is here. 3. Indirect Relatives represent any other type of relative relationship, prepositional, genitival, etc. Tá mé ag glanadh an bhoird a bhfuil an cat air. I am cleaning the table that the cat is on. Here bord is not the subject or the direct object of the relative clause, it is the object of a
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Unformatted text preview: preposition So the clause is indirect. Feicim an bhean a bhfuil hata uirthi. I see the woman with a hat on. Here bean is again the object of a preposition. 4. To form the indirect relative, the particle a is used, which eclipses. The form for the substative verb is a bhfuil. Is maith liom an bhean a n-aontam li. I like woman whom I agree with. Is maith liom an fear a bhfuil s ag caint leis. I like the man she is talking to. Feicim an fear a dtugann a mhthair cuairt air. I see the man whose mother visits him. 5. Negatives are easy- the form nach which eclipses, preceeds the verb, with no distionction between direct and indirect. Feicim an fear nach n-aontaonn liomsa. I see the man who doesnt agree with me. Feicim an fear nach n-aontam leis. I see the man I dont agree with....
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