why can you not say "un intera regione"?
Un is used before masculine names; regione is feminine so its article is una, truncated to un' because it's followed by a vowel.
Oke, thanks. I also wonder if you can put intera before "regione" as well as after "regione". I put it before and it was marked as wrong.
It should have been accepted, "intero" can be used both before and after.
"una intera regione" still not accepted six years later 11/03/2020
If you put the adjective before the noun, it should be "un'intera regione" since intera starts with a vowel
Neither in Nov. 2020
Ok ma a me intanto non ha accettato una intera regione....questo gufo è un pò troppo pignoletto
Is there a hint in the word, "regione" that indicates feminine or is it a special rule?
Absuolutely......YES... If the word ends in ...ione...and many do...it is feminine.
Perché non sanno bene l'italiano!! È giustissimo un'intera regione
Duolingo don't accepts "un'intera regione", but in Italian it's correct
UN WAS NOT EVEN SHOWN AS AN OPTION!
The previous question had us choose the word for regions. I chose regioni and it was marked correct. Doesn't that make regione masculine? I am a bit confused here. Please explain.
Words ending in -e can be either masculine or feminine. Their plural ending is -i (just like for masculine words).
The only clue here is that words ending in -ione are always feminine. Therefore regione is feminine.
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In italian the adjective can be before the subject