I typed "there is pasta on the plate" and it said it was wrong. However, on the sugar/pork one, I typed, the sugar is on the pork, but the correct answer was "there is sugar on the pork." Both Irish sentences are formatted the same way when offered. I reported this answer but I wonder if there's anything else I need to know.
The Irish construction is straightforward - it's the English construction that changes when you add a definite article. The course shouldn't have to explain the oddities of English to you!
Tá pasta ar an bpláta - "There is pasta is on the plate"
Tá an pasta ar an bpláta - "The pasta is on the plate"
Ok, so I had this question in the first section of Eclipsis, but I wasn't able to access any of the discussions (reported to Duolingo).
I thought that the word order for sentences was [verb]+[object]+[subject]. So, if I wanted to say "the boy eats cake" it would be "itheann císte an buachaill." Have I missed something? It seems tat starting with the Eclipsis section, the syntax has become [verb]+[subject]+[object]. Or is this because we now have essentially prepositional phrases and they come last? I'm so confused...