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Is the Esperanto infinitive ambiguous?

Mi trovis vin manĝi The most likely way to interpret this is I found you eating, meaning that it is you whom I found, it is you who was eating, and you were eating when I found you. Here, manĝi is a "...
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How free is word order in a sentence with infinitives

Infinitives do not have case markers. "Mi ŝatas lerni" is the typical order, and so is "egzameni asisti la detektivon". But could "lerni ŝatas mi" work, noting that "mi" is not in accusative and is ...
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Position of unemphatic pronouns

In the book A Complete Grammar of Esperanto by Ivy Kellerman, in Lesson 59, it is said that an unemphatic pronoun very frequently precedes the verb of which it is the object. Some given examples are: ...
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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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Word order & equivalent sentences

I'm learning Esperanto using Duolingo and am a total beginner, so sorry if the questions sound silly. (Mi estas komencanto!) I have a bit of a doubt in the following two points: Are Kiel vi fartas? ...
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Is it incorrect to end a sentence with the word “pri”?

For example: Mi ne povas decidi kio(n) paroli pri. (not sure about the accusative) Mi ne povas decidi kion priparoli. I've said something similar to #1 before not knowing whether it was ...
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“Adjective + noun” or “noun + adjective”?

What is the most common word order when it comes to an adjective describing a noun? For example, Duolingo considers the following correct sentences. Li volas postenon gravan. vs. Li volas ...
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Is there any rule about the adjectives order?

In English, adjectives are normally written in a specific order, for example colour, origin, material, purpose, noun. She liked to wear her red Spanish leather riding boots. Is there a similar ...