Grammar

The absence of a neutral use of 'you' in Italian
Thursday, January 26TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
The absence of a neutral use of 'you' in Italian   By comparing Italian and English we can detect a difference in the use of pronouns. If English recurs to a neutral use of  the pronoun 'you', which is chosen for both  the second person singular and plural, Italian requires different...
Adverbs Used to Talk About Time in Italian
Thursday, December 09TH, 2010 by
Learn Some Important Adverbs to Help You Discuss Time in Italy   When learning about how to speak about "the time" in Italian we must first look at the adverbs that are linked to such discussions. An adverb is the invariable part of speech that determines, changes or modifies the meaning of the...
Descriptive Adjectives in Italian Grammar
Friday, August 13TH, 2010 by
Adjectives describe, qualify or modify nouns and pronouns. They can also be descriptive when describing the noun in detail by assigning an attribute to that noun. In English adjectives generally come before the noun they modify, in Italian they come after. In Italian the adjective and noun must...
Italian Grammar
Thursday, July 29TH, 2010 by
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Prepositions of Place in Italian
Saturday, July 10TH, 2010 by
    Summer is here and many people find themselves travelling from place to place. If you’re trying to describe your movements in Italian then it’s important to know all about prepositions of place. The words listed above are all examples of prepositions in Italian that indicate location—...
Complements in Italian Grammar
Thursday, June 24TH, 2010 by
Complements in Italian can be a bit tricky for those learning the language. Several verbs in English that require complements after them don't in Italian and vice versa. Complements are generally used in a sentence to provide additional information to the listener or reader. It is an element of the...
Interrogative Pronouns in Italian
Wednesday, June 16TH, 2010 by
Chi, Che, Quale, Quanto In Italian, as in English, we use an interrogative pronoun to introduce a question. Examples of these are: About person: CHI?  =  Who? (invariable, subject and complement) About things: CHE?  = What? (invariable, subject and complement that corresponds to "che cosa?")...
Demonstrative Pronouns/Adjectives
Saturday, June 12TH, 2010 by
A pronoun is a variable part of speech that replaces a noun. (Noun = a person, place or thing). Pronouns like "he," "which" or "you" are used to make sentences simpler and less repetitive. An adjective is a variable part of speech used to modify or describe nouns. Demonstrative pronouns and...
Possessive pronouns and adjectives are used in both English and Italian to indicate the ownership of a noun. Possessive pronouns express a relation between a noun and who possesses it, and are used alone, in the place of the noun. The six possessive pronouns in Italian all refer to a person/...
Relative Pronouns in Italian
Friday, May 28TH, 2010 by
  A relative pronoun links two clauses, a dependent proposition to a previous proposition, taking the place of a name or a thing and establishing a relationship between the two. The relative pronoun, in referring to a person, place or thing, is used to avoid repetition. In English, relative...

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