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"Non sai se ha un cane."

February 13, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/HavardF

Would an Italian say that sentence without any pronouns?

March 6, 2013

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Probably.

It's highly unlikely that this sentence would be used in isolation - so you would be able to tell who the subject of the verb 'ha' is by the context (ie. by the earlier part of the conversation or by gestures/body language). If the subject can be deduced from the context, pronouns are not used - unless you specifically want to place the emphasis of that sentence on the subject.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Muttley71

Since the verb carries the person and number, subjects are often left out in Italian. In facts this sentence sounds natural.

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/balazs81

yes, or the english translation should be different

April 6, 2013
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