Hey who’s studying Italian in the UK? Or is there an Italian online ? Need help with ‘Ci’ and ‘sia’
The discussion of a recent query about ci can be found here:
With regard to sia, without a context this word can be:
- a correlative conjunction ("both... and..."):
sia questo sia quello = both this one and that one
(the second sia can be replaced by che)
- the first, second and third person singular of the present subjunctive tense of essere:
(Io) non so se lui sia tornato. = I don't know whether he (has) returned
Credi che io sia troppo vecchio? = Do you think that I am too old?
Its use complies with the general rules of the subjunctive mood (see the relevant unit or units in Duolingo).