i wrote "Senex sollicitus pavonem illum gustat" and it's incorrect.
does "illum" need to be in front of "pavonem"?
In latin order does't matter, so that answer should have been accepted.
That is a myth. So-called "free" word order is really just relatively flexible word order. There are still syntax rules.
I don't think demonstratives following the noun is really a syntax issue...
That's entirely a matter of syntax.
hoc = this /
And yes, you have to write it before the noun
What's the diff bw illum and ille
ille = nominative
illum = accusative
"Where's my pet peacock? The one solace in my old age. I haven't seen him lately. I hope he isn't hurt or lost..."
I have some bad news. I think my old, worried neighbor may have eaten your peacock.
Tastes like chicken!
Surely Duo, it could have been a fish?
Senex sollicitus hoc pavonem gustat is wrong. Why?
I think I can help. The word you missed, 'illum', means 'that', and since the sentence specifies 'that' rather than 'the', leaving the word 'that' out is why they marked your sentence wrong.