"Non era voluta da nessuno." The answer "She was not wanted by anybody." Why can it also be "She was not wanted by anybody." but not "He"?
"He" would be "Non era voluto..."
why can't I use no one or nobody if nessuno means precisely that?
Because in English that would make a double negative, which is ungrammatical, though it's not in Italian.
hi, thanks for answering. You can construct the phrase using "no one" and not inferring in a double negative: "She was wanted by no one".
That would work.
You would think so, but it didn't work when I typed it. :(
How about "nobody had wanted her"?