Word Order: Modern Hebrew
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1. Standard Word Order in Modern Hebrew

In sentences with an overt subject, the normal word order in Modern Hebrew is subject-verb-object (and possibly adverbial), as in העיתונאי הקשיב לסיפור בעניין רב ha-ʿitonay hiqšiv la-sipur be-ʿinyan rav ‘The journalist listened to the story with great interest…

Cite this page
Ilani, Noga, Shlomo, Sigal and Goldberg, Dina, “Word Order: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000405>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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