Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."

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Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."

Unread postby ithinkitsnice » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:19 pm

Having trouble unpicking what's going on in this sentence to figure out if it's a gu bheil or gur e situation:

"[It must be] [more than ten years] [since I moved to this area]."

using:

[Feumaidh] + [corr is deich bliadhna] + [on a ghluais mi chun na sgìre seo]

I'm sure it's:

Feumaidh gu bheil e corr is deich bliadhna on a ghluais mi chun na sgìre seo.


and not, as another part of my brain is trying to convince me:

Feumaidh gur e corr is deich bliadhna a th' ann on a ghluais mi chun na sgìre seo.


I think the thing is I'm not sure if the "corr is" phrase is a noun phrase.

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Unpicking "It must be more than ten years since I moved to this area."

Unread postby GunChleoc » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:02 am

Your first solution is the better one, because it's the one that people happen to be using. Think of the first one as a time statement ("Tha e deich mionaidean às dèidh dà uair") rather than a noun phrase, and it might make more sense. corr is a noun though, so your second sentence is also correct.
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