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

"Do I put ice in their glasses?"

March 16, 2013

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

The Italian should read "Metto ghiaccio nei loro bicchieri?"

The given sentence "Metto ghiaccio nei bicchieri di loro?" is pretty unnatural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Grazie! IT sounded unnatural to me even though I'm jjust learning! The ENGLISH is bad, too. We would say either "Should I put" or (more formal) "Shall I put"- never "do I put", unless it's an habitual act. Bad sentence. I reported it.


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

I would disagree, actually. If someone is preparing for a party, he might ask someone else, "Hey, do I put ice in the glasses?". Of course, what he means by that is "Should I put ice in the glasses?" but it wouldn't be unnatural for him to say it that way.


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

Could this also be "Do i put ice in the glasses of theirs?


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

It would be as awkward as the Italian sentence.

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