Italian Indirect/Direct Object Pronouns attaching to the end of verbs.
Hi, Can anybody clear up the issue of where the indirect/direct objects attach to the end of a verb, for example when saying 'pass me' for example, is passarmi or passami correct? And how is this determined?
Many thanks in advance from a very frustrated learner.
Any clitic pronoun (the set of direct object ones, indirect object ones, reflexive ones, plus the locative pronoun ci and the partitive pronoun ne) stands:
(1) before the verb when the latter takes any tense, in indicative, subjunctive or conditional mood (i.e. finite forms of the verb):
mi passi = you pass me
mi passavi = you used to pass me
mi hai passato = you (have) passed me
mi passeresti = you would pass me
mi avresti passato = you would have passed me
(2) bound to the end of the verb stem when the verb takes non-finite forms (infinitive, gerund, participle), and in the imperative mood:
passarmi, infinitive = to pass me
passandomi, gerund = passing me
passatomi, past participle = (having) passed me
passami, imperative = pass me
passatemi, imperative = pass me (plural)
had same question actually,thank you again,very much so! Grazie mille per questo..:-))
Civis Romanus, your response was concise and very helpful, thankyou. I wish i could say the same about IanJooa_co, who I'm guessing swims at the more shallow end of the gene pool and never even understood the question let alone know the answer. Bless him. Thanks again.
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