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"He does not respond anymore to any question."

April 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/ceceg

Is it grammatically incorrect to use "a" instead of "ad"? I was under the impression that adding the "d" was for purposes of pronunciation (similar to where we use "ed" before a vowel instead of "e").

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris123456

Possibly, are you thinking too hard about this? :) Why would you ever want to write "a" if it were simply grammatically correct but difficult to speak? The lack of consonants between "piĆ¹" and "alcuna" in the phrase begs for a consonant somewhere between the vowels. Your impression that "d" was for purposes of pronunciation seems absolutely spot on to me :)

April 16, 2013

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It isn't grammatically incorrect and you're right that "ad" is just like "ed", entirely optional; it's just very common before words starting with "a" because of pronunciation issues, as you said.

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/annrw

why is it "alcuna domanda" not "alcune domande"?

May 29, 2013
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