https://www.duolingo.com/janeann

"Mangiamo il suo riso."

January 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/annie

why' il suo riso ' why not 'suo riso'

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christopher
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Definite articles always precede the possessive adjective when the noun follows directly after the adjective in Italian. Why? Because.

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mel__Carter

This is copied from my Italian grammar book:

"In Italian, the possessive adjective is almost always preceded by the definite article.... The definite article is omitted:

(a) before unmodified words of family relationship in the singular, ie. Mio padre (my father).

(b) after the word "questo" (this) and after numerals.

(c) when the possessive stands alone, ie. È mio (it's mine)"

I know this was a month ago, but I wanted to throw in my bit anyway, and someone else might find it useful :)

March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipStanley
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Very useful indeed!

June 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FreddieMcFee
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That's not very nice of us, is it? To eat her rice?

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PhillipStanley
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Well, she cooked it for us. It is only polite that we eat it.

June 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/janeann

The drop down has many definitions of suo, why do you accept only one?

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nadgerz
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Also bear in mind that given context of the sentence all pull-down options are not necessarily valid. They just may be potentially valid for that word in particular.

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christopher
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Choose whichever one you think it is: his, her, its. Though, "its" is probably the least probable.

February 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/uncomn

amazing after all we have learned that one word covers his and hers!

July 7, 2013
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