Conditional Sentence Structure

Latest post Sat, Jan 19 2019 12:28 by LauraHuntORI. 3 replies.
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    • Dale D
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    Conditional Sentence Structure

    Not sure who will have this question within their grasp...but I am just trying to verify something.

    I have been going through the Duolingo course, and, in going through the second level on Conditional Verbs, noticed that a sentence such as "If I had money I would put it in the bank" is translated as "Dá mbeadh airgead agam chuirfinn é sa bhanc."

    In that translation, the "If I had.." part is translated with the conditional verb "mbeadh" instead of the regular "bhí".  Is this correct, that in a conditional sentence the verbs in all parts of the sentence should agree?

    Just want to make sure I am understanding this concept.

    Dale D

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  • Sat, Jan 19 2019 2:58 In reply to

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    Re: Conditional Sentence Structure

    Yes. If one part of the sentance is in the modh coinniolach, the other part has to be as well. 

    In English, the construction sounds like, If I would have money, I would put it in the bank. 

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    Re: Conditional Sentence Structure

    GRMA!

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  • Sat, Jan 19 2019 12:28 In reply to

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    Re: Conditional Sentence Structure

    Tá míle fáilte romhat. Smile

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