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When to drop the "s" from "si" and "se" in Irish

When do you drop the "s" from "si" and "se" in Irish. I've noticed it after a verb, but not always. For example "Is fear e" versus "Ithim agus itheann si". With the appropriate accents, of course.

September 2, 2014

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Generally, the form without the "s" is the "object form" (Itheann me i - I eat it). The form with the "s" is used when it's the subject of the sentence.

Things with the copula (Is fear iad) are a special case where you use the object form.

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