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

"Mangiamo il suo riso."

January 24, 2013

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

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


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

Definite articles always precede the possessive adjective when the noun follows directly after the adjective in Italian. Why? Because.


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


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

Very useful indeed!


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

That's not very nice of us, is it? To eat her rice?


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

Well, she cooked it for us. It is only polite that we eat it.


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

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


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

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.


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

Choose whichever one you think it is: his, her, its. Though, "its" is probably the least probable.


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

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

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