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    #61

    Re: need explaining

    I need my shirts ironing
    There is a similar sentence construction in Arabic, "I need for my shirts ironing." = "I need ironing for my shirts."

    Other similar constructs in Arabic:-
    a) I need for my son tutoring.
    b) I want for my house airconditioning.

    Without the preposition for, the above sentences would make no sense even in Arabic.

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    Re: need explaining

    Quote Originally Posted by Temico
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    Without the preposition for, the above sentences would make no sense even in Arabic.
    Shouldn't that sentence be:


    Without the preposition for, the above sentences would make no sense in Arabic.[/QUOTE]

    ???


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    #63

    Re: need explaining

    I wonder if they would make any sense if transliterated to Spanish( without the preposition, of course)?

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    Re: need explaining

    Quote Originally Posted by M56
    Shouldn't that sentence be:


    Without the preposition for, the above sentences would make no sense in Arabic.
    ???[/QUOTE]

    Necesito mi riego del jardín.

    ??

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