https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flora.violin

"When do you drink wine?"

May 18, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flora.violin

Why is "Quando tu bevi il vino?" incorrect? Does using a question word like "quando" preclude using the pronoun?

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MDL421

I think it's because the pronoun should follow the verb when it's a question (so in English it would be "when drink you wine." I THINK, but I'm no expert.

May 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobBlaney

I'm pretty sure that it's because the "bevi" verb form already indicates the subject; ie, "bevi il vino" means "you drink wine." So including "tu" is probably like saying "When do you you drink wine?"

August 17, 2013
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