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-mana (agent construction)

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Gavril, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    Päivääpä,

    Is it common/possible to use the agent construction with -ma in a context such as the following?

    Käsky "Seis!" on usein voimakkaampi poliisin sanomana kuin siviilihenkilön (sanomana).

    In this particular case, I can think of an alternative phrasing that doesn't involve -mana, but I thought of another sentence a little while ago where no clear alternative came to mind (unfortunately, I can't remember that sentence right now :eek:).

    Kiitos
     
  2. Hakro

    Hakro Senior Member

    Helsinki, Finland
    Finnish - Finland
    This is perfectly correct Finnish and it's commonly used.
     

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