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"No, the woman says."

June 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/peteraasch

I answered "No, la donna dice", and it was considered wrong. Why is that?

June 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/italikaren

Me too I wonder, because in English, you could say "the woman says" or "says the woman". Both work.

June 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Steinor

i wonder the same thing it drives me crazy !

June 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Muttley71

I think the "no" should have been in quotes as this is reported speech : '"no", the woman says'. Italian sometimes moves the subject around to stress it. In this case, the speaker wants to stress that the woman said "no" and a way to do it is to move the subject from it's natural place.

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nprovenz

this one is interesting since the subject is not just 'lei' but 'la donna' my question is why does the subject come after the verb here? thanks!

June 4, 2013
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