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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Drink View Post
    Can you give some examples of when you would omit it?
    I'm saying I can't think of any

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by arielipi View Post
    I'm saying I can't think of any
    Not necessarily possessives, just any examples.

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    הילד אכל התפוח

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by arielipi View Post
    הילד אכל התפוח
    So people actually say that? I could take a guess and say that the difference with possessive suffixes might be that they sound formal and people tend not to drop את in formal situations.

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Isn't et-dropping precisely more formal?

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    it is hadronic, but in possessive form i cant take it out.
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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Are you saying that this is correct:

    הילד אכל (את) התפוח האדום

    but you must leave in the את with:

    הילד אכל את התפוח שלי?

    What about with names?

    Can you say:

    אני מבקר אמא ולירון

    or do you need the את between מבקר and אמא/לירון?

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Arielipi talked about possessive *suffixes*. So not constructions like " ha-tapuax sheli" , but rather "tapuxi" (if you can say such a thing... ).

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Possessive suffixes, names I can't take out the et word. Sounds unnatural

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Would it be accurate to say that "את" is optional before "ה" but if there is no "ה" then "את" is mandatory?

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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    To me yes.
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    Re: The meaning of את after a few verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by arielipi View Post
    but in possessive form it is mandatory (or at least very strange when omitted) - any explanation to that?
    I don't think it's mandatory or stranger than dropping את in other positions.

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