"Tá na páistí ar fad agam."

Translation:I have all the children.

3 years ago

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I thought that was ‘the kids are completely mine’.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaelBeal
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That would be something like this: "Is liomsa na páistí ina n-iomlán"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jish
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how flexible is this word order? Can we also say "Tá ar fad na páistí agam" ? For the meaning 'all' are "ar fad" always adjacent to one another?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/galaxyrocker

It must be in the order ar fad, and it comes after the noun, which comes after the article. So, it has to be in the order above. an pasta ar fad -> the whole pasta

3 years ago

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Could this also be translated as "All of the children are with me"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

No. Tá ... agam is very clearly "I have".

If your question is about whether there is any difference between "I have the children" and "the children are with me" in English, they might be semantically similar, but they are grammatically distinct.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Delboy73

I said " I have all OF the children" and it marked it incorrect. Am I wrong?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

The "of" is redundant - it serves no grammatical or syntactic purpose (you need "of" before pronouns eg "all of us", you don't need "of" before nouns eg "all the children"). It's not necessarily wrong, but as it's more common in American English than in Irish or UK usage, it's likely that it never even crossed the minds of the original course creators that anyone would try to say it that way.

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evelyn855094

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5 months ago
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