I'm half italian and optimising my knowledge here, but this stereotypical image people have for us is annoying to say the least!! No we are not romantic and melodramatic all the time. We love, we hurt, we play it cool and we lose it from time to time, just like everybody else. Ok, we are a tad more horny and cook well, I'll give us that! Anyway, people are watching too many movies!
First of all, great sentence. Secondly, how do you know when to include "a" before the infinitive? I was marked wrong on a different lesson (which I sadly can't remember) for not using it. In Spanish, it's understood that the infinitive means "to (insert verb)..." Is this different in Italian? Please help
aaron...After the verb 'essere' in any tense I look at infinitives as the subject of the sentence in a sense, so it helps me to remember not to use 'a'. In other words, what is easier? So infinitive subject, no "a'. I don't know if that's a grammatically correct explanation but it helps me.