### The order of words

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**Wed May 27, 2015 5:46 pm**Hi all

I have been learning Pali with Dr. De Silva's Pali Primer. I have a question: when there are multiple clauses, for example, "from a village" + "with somebody", is there a certain order to place them? For example, from the exercises in the book:

Merchants come from the island to the monastery with lay devotees.

The answer given is: Vaa.nijaa upaasakehi saha diipasmaa vihaara.m aagacchanti

My answer is: Vaa.nijaa diipasmaa upaasakehi vihaara.m aagacchanti

The child falls from the rock with a friend.

The answer given is: Daarako mittena saha paasaa.nasmaa patati.

My answer is: Daarako paasaa.nasmaa sayaakena patati.

Is there any difference between the answer in the book, and my answer? In other words, is there any difference between "with somebody from somewhere" and "from somewhere with somebody"?

Thanks.

I have been learning Pali with Dr. De Silva's Pali Primer. I have a question: when there are multiple clauses, for example, "from a village" + "with somebody", is there a certain order to place them? For example, from the exercises in the book:

Merchants come from the island to the monastery with lay devotees.

The answer given is: Vaa.nijaa upaasakehi saha diipasmaa vihaara.m aagacchanti

My answer is: Vaa.nijaa diipasmaa upaasakehi vihaara.m aagacchanti

The child falls from the rock with a friend.

The answer given is: Daarako mittena saha paasaa.nasmaa patati.

My answer is: Daarako paasaa.nasmaa sayaakena patati.

Is there any difference between the answer in the book, and my answer? In other words, is there any difference between "with somebody from somewhere" and "from somewhere with somebody"?

Thanks.