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Chris C (66.237.84.197 - 66.237.84.197)
Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Haló, Cad é mar atá sibh?

Hopefully you are all in a helping mood! :)

I have a question about the McGonagle grammar book. I have just recently been looking through it and find it very helpful. I have on many occasions, said “Oh, that’s the way it works!” Other books don’t seem to want to explain concepts as thoroughly (but that’s another topic I may bring up sometime…).
Anyway, the question is: The author gives two verb conjugation types, 1) First and 2) Second (for regular verbs). He then subdivides each of these into a) Verbs with monosyllabic roots and b) Verbs with polysyllabic roots. He then goes through the structures for 1)a) and 2)a) in various tenses, and does a very nice job—it’s clear. However (and maybe I’m just missing something), I can’t find any reference to 1)b) and 2)b) type verbs. It just goes into the irregular verbs from there. Am I just not looking hard enough, or did the author ignore these for some reason? Or maybe the structures are the same as the ones he covered?

Go raibh maith agat!

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