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Uses of Word Order in Esperanto

In Esperanto word order doesn't affect the meaning of the sentence. For example, the following 6 sentences mean the same thing (I like you): Mi ŝatas vin Mi vin ŝatas Vin ŝatas mi ...
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Are garden-path sentences possible in Esperanto?

A garden-path sentence is one that creates confusion by the reader due to syntactic or semantic ambiguity, and often relies on the fact that the same word can have several roles (e.g., function both ...
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Ambiguity of “ne ĝeni sin”

I see ne ĝenu vin fari tion used sometimes to mean don't bother doing that but sometimes don't hold back, feel free to do that which is entirely the opposite sentiment! For example, if someone says ...
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“Krom” can mean “except from” or “in addition to”. How can one replace “Krom” in order to remove ambiguity?

Sometimes, it is not easy to identify the correct meaning of krom: Krom Petro, la tuta familio vojaĝis. Ĉu Petro vojaĝis? Did Petro travel? So it is better to know some alternatives to krom, one for ...
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How do I say “to vote for someone”/“voĉdoni por iu” without using the preposition “por”, if the vote is not in favour of this person?

The standard way to say "to vote for someone" is "voĉdoni por iu / voĉdoni iun". But if the vote is against that person, for exemple for banning this person from a community, the use of "por" can lead ...