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"Tu sei una donna ed io sono un uomo."

February 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeslam1

why is "ed" used instead of "e"?


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To prevent the vowel sequence a-e-io; it's optional though, and only has an euphonic function (i.e. it might sound better or be easier to pronounce). It also happens to a (ad) and occasionally o (od).


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Same reason we use "an" vs "a".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeslam1

Ah! I see! Thank you :)

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