IRISH SENTENCE STRUCTURE
Cumann Carad Na Gaeilge / The Philo-Celtic Society
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DEFINITIONS
subject - the person, place, or thing doing the action
object of the verb - the person, place, or thing to which the action is being done
verb - action words (run, eat, sleep, work, walk, etc.) and the verb 'to be'
adverb - describes the verb (did well, hit hard, ate quickly, etc.)
noun - a person, place, or thing (soldier, John, hill, rock)
adjective - describes a noun (big soldier, Tall John,  steep hill, hard rock)
pronoun - used in place of the specific name of a noun:  I, you, he, she, it, we, youse, they, etc. 
preposition - describes the relationship (position) in time or space between persons, places, or things.  
IRISH SENTENCE STRUCTURE
verb   subject (adjective) basket for everything except the object object (adjective).
Therefore, the sentence "The big man quickly took a small swallow" would be said in this order:
took The man big quickly a swallow small.
EXERCISE
Correct these English sentences by putting them into their proper and elegant Irish order.
1.  The big man thirstily drank a small glass of water.
Drank the man big thirstily a glass small of water.
2.  He thirstily drank it.
Drank he thirstily it.
3.  The small woman hungrily ate a large apple.
Ate  the woman small hungrily an apple large.
4.  She hungrily ate it.
Ate she hungrily          it.
5.  The large needle quickly sewed the old blue dress.
Sewed the needle large quickly        the dress old blue.
6.  It quickly sewed it.
Sewed it quickly it.
7.  The strong men easily carried the big logs.
Carried the men strong easily the logs big.
8.  They easily carried them.
Carried they easily them.
9.  The local railroad carried me efficiently to my regular job today.
Carried the railroad local efficiently to my job regular today       me.
10. It carried me efficiently to it today.
Carried it efficiently to it today me.