Asked • 04/23/19

Word order for “it” VS other nouns

Γεια σας, r/Greek! I’ve been going through language transfer, and it’s been so helpful! I’m at around lesson 22, and I have a question about word order. I know it isn’t as important in Greek as it is in English, but I noticed that when referring to an “it”, it comes before the verb- “I have it” and «το έχω». When referring to anything else, though, it comes after the verb- “I have the car” and «έχω το αυτοκίνητο» Why is that? I often forget to include «το» in my sentences, especially with «να το», so I’m hoping that if I understand why the sentences work this way, I’ll stop forgetting, lol. Of course, if I’m wrong, please correct me! ευχαριστώ!

1 Expert Answer


Patricia M. answered • 04/28/19

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3 years study of Greek language at Stanford U; MS Linguisics

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