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Prepositions and Verbs

Hello all! I just started the preposition skill, and I didn't see (maybe I missed it) what would be a rather helpful note: sometimes, verbs just automatically need a preposition. Sort of like how in English for example, if you're looking at something then you're always looking at something. The preposition is tied to the verb.

And I wish that I had bothered to write down a Hebrew example before I finished that lesson, now.

July 21, 2016

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Very true, and this is a general statement about languages - every verb has one or more "signatures" that indicate what type of objects it takes and with what prepositions (and cases, but there are no case markings in Hebrew). These are more-or-less arbitrary, and that is why the temptation to translate prepositions across language is sometimes misleading and confusing.

August 8, 2016
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