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Re: να τος
by Greg Brush - Monday, 27 July 2009, 12:47 PM
  No, you didn't miss this in a Lesson. LGO does not explain the use of να + pronoun particularly well, so I added the information in the Forum postings mentioned above in response to ongoing student questions and confusion about this issue.

In short, the 3rd person pronouns have "weak" forms (exactly analogous to με - μένα/εμένα) which are common in colloquial speech. The nominative forms are only used after να. For example:
Να τος. = There he is!
Να τη. = There she is!
Να τα. = There they are!
and so forth.

Greg Brush