Use of Genitive after Verbal Noun

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  • #37141
    Rosie
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    I’ve been doing research on this subject and understand the following:

    •Always use genitive case w/definite article.
    (Tá mé ag déanamh an stobhaigh … I am making the stew)

    •Use genitive case w/o definite article, as long as there is no further description.
    (Tá mé ag déanamh stobhaigh … I am making stew.)
    But…
    (Tá mé ag déanamh stobhach blasta … I am making tasty stew.)

    My only question is how would a possessive pronoun affect the case? Would it be…
    “Tá mé ag déanamh mo stobhaigh blasta.”
    Or…
    “Tá mé ag déanamh mo stobhach blasta.”

    Thank you in advance!

    #46531
    Labhrás
    Participant

    I’ve been doing research on this subject and understand the following:

    •Always use genitive case w/definite article.
    (Tá mé ag déanamh an stobhaigh … I am making the stew)

    •Use genitive case w/o definite article, as long as there is no further description.
    (Tá mé ag déanamh stobhaigh … I am making stew.)
    But…
    (Tá mé ag déanamh stobhach blasta … I am making tasty stew.)

    My only question is how would a possessive pronoun affect the case? Would it be…
    “Tá mé ag déanamh mo stobhaigh blasta.”
    Or…
    “Tá mé ag déanamh mo stobhach blasta.”

    Thank you in advance!

    Genitive with definite nouns – no matter whether there’s the article or other reasons for definiteness.
    “Tá mé ag déanamh mo stobhaigh bhlasta.”

    #46536
    Rosie
    Participant

    Go raibh MÍLE maith agat! 😃

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