I can answer all basic to advanced grammar questions. Italian is not my native tongue, but I have an excellent handle on all things grammatical and can help people bridge the gap between English and Italian by teaching Italian grammar from the English-speaker's point of view.
I attended school in Florence, Italy for 1 and a half years.
I am already an expert on Allexperts.com--this is a new application because my email address has changed.
I have published a translation of a short story in an anthology of Italian women writers, and I have had a letter published on the web site of Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini.
Bachelor's degree, Italian language and literature, San Francisco State University, 1984. Secondary Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University, 1990.
I have taught hundreds of students in both high school and adult education classes over the past 18 years.
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Christine, I don't see any real difference between the Italian trapassato prossimo and the past perfect (had, etc.) form in English.It's definitely used when two actions occur in the past at different
Ciao Christine, You should focus on the timeline rather than the actions. The trapassato prossimo in Italian and past perfect in English are used in the same way as far as timing is concerned. Loro erano
Hi Chris, I went back to my answer to Liz about 4 years ago to see how I explained the grammatical structure of object pronouns to her and I think it's pretty thorough. I'm sure you have seen these charts
Ciao Dan, You understand that the gerund is equivalent to the "ing" form in English. When you add the endings that you mentioned above, the action becomes either directed at a person (mi, ti) or persons
Natia,sorry for the delay in answering you; here are a few corrections--compare with your original: Sono andato al centro commerciale per incontrare il mio amico. Quando sono arrivato al centro commerciale