"I do not want to deprive him of this."
Translation:אני לא רוצָה למנוע את זה ממנו.
Can ממנו come before את זה in this sentence? I noticed another sentence where the correct answer was in the order למנוע ממני אהבה. Does the use of את זה instead of an actual noun affect the order?
Yes, both are fine and have the same meaning (which is kept due to the difference in preposition which distinguished the direct object (את) from the indirect one (מ)).
Okay. Is the other one without the direct object marker (למנוע ממני אהבה) only okay in that order or is the order flexible as well?
למנוע אהבה ממני
is fine, but a little less natural. I'm not sure but I think you're right about the את - the object is not definite and therefore doesn't require את, and that makes the word order a little less flexible. That is consistent with ran_g's observation about the different prepositions: they convey the information and enable a more flexible word order.
Thanks. This helps a lot because I've been getting a fair few answer wrong by having the order wrong. Each time I reverse it I seem to encounter another question using the opposite order. I can be a little more educated in my responses now :-)
i find it difficult to understand how זאת can be interchangeable with את זה. This implies that shifting arbitrarily from masculine to feminine warrants dropping את.
There are two things here: First, "it" has no gender, so it can be זה or זאת. About the את, sometimes it can be dropped. I can't say when exactly, but I think the word זאת in particular doesn't need את.
What is better? אני רוצה למנוע את הילדים שלי ממשחקי מחשב OR this version: אני רוצה למנוע משחקי מחשב מהילדים שלי Who is defended?
The more natural scenario would be אֲנִי רוֹצֶה לִמְנוֹעַ מִשְׂחֲקֵי־מַחְשֵׁב מֵהַיְלָדִים שֶׁלִּי. In the other case the computer games would be deprived of your kids. The direct object indicates what someone does not get, after the preposition מן is indicated, who does not get something.
Am I mistaken? It seems that the same sentence was written twice. Si I put a tick in front of both. Even afterwards I cannot see the difference
I'm having an issue where the underlines to point out incorrect parts of an answer do not match with the words anymore––wondering if others are having this issue.
I understand the answer that's given to be correct to mean,"I don't want to prevent him from doing so."
I deducted that the first one is correct. Can anyone help to confirm or correct.