Word order?

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  • #37020
    Meli
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    Ba chóir dóibh níos mó airgead chun daoine bochta a tabharfaidh.
    Ba chóir dóibh gach uile fhuinneog sa teach a dhúnadh.
    Ba chóir dóibh na daoine tinn a cabhrú ar fud an domhain.
    Ba chóir dóibh sin a dhéanamh chun an bhfadhb a réiteach.

    Are these sentences correct? I tried following the same pattern with each. Maybe there is another way to structure the sentence which i don’t know of. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me. thanks.

    #46265
    Labhrás
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    Ba chóir dóibh níos mó airgead chun daoine bochta a tabharfaidh.
    Ba chóir dóibh gach uile fhuinneog sa teach a dhúnadh.
    Ba chóir dóibh na daoine tinn a cabhrú ar fud an domhain.
    Ba chóir dóibh sin a dhéanamh chun an bhfadhb a réiteach.

    Are these sentences correct? I tried following the same pattern with each. Maybe there is another way to structure the sentence which i don’t know of. I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me. thanks.

    First sentence
    Verbal noun of tabhair is tabhairt
    Particle a (“to”) requires lenition (a thabhairt)
    The word order is direct object + a + verbal noun. Anything else follows
    The idiom is tabhair do (not chun) = give to
    Níos mó requires genitive: níos mó airgid

    So: Ba chóir dóibh níos mó airgid a thabhairt do dhaoine bochta

    2nd sentence
    Ba chóir dóibh gach uile fhuinneog a dhúnadh sa teach .

    3rd sentence
    Again lenition: a chabhrú.
    Ba chóir dóibh na daoine tinn a chabhrú ar fud an domhain.

    4th sentence
    No eclipsis following chun an.
    Usually genitive is required following chun, (chun na faidhbe = to the problem), but
    not so in verbal noun phrases, as chun an fhadhb a réiteach = in order to solve the problem.
    So, an fhadhb = the problem is without any change, fadhb is lenited because it is feminine.
    Ba chóir dóibh sin a dhéanamh chun an fhadhb a réiteach.

    #46266
    Meli
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    Go raibh míle maith agat! That really helps thank you!

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