-an/-a + -on/-o??
Hey all, so I've been faithfully (well, more or less) learning Esperanto for the past several months now, but one thing always baffles me: how do I know which suffixes to use for certain words? Let me give you an example ripped straight from Duolingo and then explain my question (my apologies for not including appropriate characters):
"La geknaboj volas konstrui ajon, sed certe ne konstruajon!"
So in other words, why in this sentence do "ajon" and "konstruajon" end with an "-on," would "ajo" and "konstruajo" be wrong, and if so, why? Or is this just a linguistic formality that nobody really pays attention to, like not being a sentence with "and"?
Thanks! I've been using the app instead of the website, and the app doesn't really explain the distinction.
If you've been using Duolingo for that long and still have that question, I doubt Duolingo is a right fit for you. Search YouTube for Lernu Kun Logano and take that course. Do the exercises and e-mail them in. You'll have this down in a week.