"Painters and sculptors are authors too."
Translation:Pictorii și sculptorii sunt și ei autori.
During a multiple choice test, one of the answers (that I missed) was "Pictorii și sculptorii sunt și ei autori." What does 'ei' mean in this sentence? Is it part of 'şi' -> 'too', or is it part of "pictorii și sculptorii" somehow?
"ei" is a pronoun. It means "they". Here it is used for emphasis but not only and refers to the painters and sculptors. Saying "Pictorii si sculptorii sunt autori" means that they are authors. Saying that "sunt si ei autori" it means that they are authors but not the only ones (implies that there are other classes of authors - maybe discussed before). Emphasis falls on "si ei" ("them too" would be a close translation of the phrase) and might suggest that painters and sculptors are not representative classes of authors, so the information is supposed to be "shocking". I'll give you another example: "Pisicile (cats) sunt mamifere (mammals). Delfinii (dolphins) sunt si ei mamifere (not obvious information/emphasis). Hope this helped :)