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"Io ti presto la mia macchina."

March 24, 2013

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Could you translate this as 'I WILL lend you my car'?

March 24, 2013

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yes, as Italians use the present tense to indicate near future events.

May 4, 2013

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I translated this as 'will' lend and lost a heart..and yet my previous use of will was accepted... confusing.

July 3, 2013

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It's a mistake. The present tense is used for future events. Especially about intentions in the near future like pago io (I''ll pay). But to save hearts better to stick with the present even though the result, as above, sounds unnatural.

July 3, 2013

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Could we say "I borrow you my car"

September 9, 2013

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I borrow you my car is not possible. borrow is a transitive verb and needs to be followed by a nominal expression (like a name). The phrase you my car is not a nominal expression so the sentence is grammatically wrong.

September 10, 2013

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Thank you very much for the explanation.

September 10, 2013
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