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"Lei non l'ha visto da sette anni."

June 19, 2013

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Is it correct to say we do not know whether this is "She has not seen her" or "He has not seen her"? It did not accept the latter

June 19, 2013

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Unfortunately it is not correct. When the past participle of a verb conjugated with avere is preceded by the third person direct object pronouns lo, la, le, or li, the past participle agrees with the preceding direct object pronoun in gender and number.

Some examples:

  • Lei non ha visto Marco da sette anni. / She hasn't seen Marco for seven years
  • Lei non l'ha visto da sette anni. / She hasn't seen him for seven years.
  • Lei non ha visto Lucy da sette anni. / She hasn't seen Lucy for seven years.
  • Lei non l'ha vista da sette anni. / She hasn't seen her for seven years.
  • Ho comprato i pantaloni. / I have bought the pants.
  • Li ho comprati. / I have bought them.
June 20, 2013

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Thanks so much!

June 21, 2013
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