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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harryvarty

"Il suo è un mestiere importante."

January 13, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

I am a native English speaker. The English is WRONG. You cannot say "he IS an important job"! He HAS an important job is correct- or (very formally, do not learn it)" "His is an important job"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madmcmurphy

Maybe I am wrong, but the sentence "His is an important job" seems grammatically incorrect to me(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hallbjorg

I don't get that one. ...Is the meaning: "His job is important"? As the job is important for him, or he is important in his work?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chiaragaylard

I think the English is correct, it just is an archaic way of of saying things. Think of it as a rather formal and traditional way of speaking. Imagine someone giving a puffed-up speech: "Hers was a face worth a thousand ships"; "Ours is a country worth fighting for".

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