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"He gives meat to the dog."

April 29, 2013

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i am confused about da and da with an accent - some books have the accent some do not - what is your experience of this anomaly

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It's one of the few cases where the accent is important and enforced as a grammatical rule: "da" is a preposition, while "dà" is a form of the verb dare (either present or imperative, but for the latter the form da' is more common). Mixing the two is considered a bad mistake.

April 29, 2013
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