https://www.duolingo.com/Sherry123

"Il tuo cavallo beve acqua."

July 17, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sherry123

why is il placed before tuo

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Because that's how possesives work in Italian. There needs to be some form of "il" before the pronoun.

Check this link out : http://www.thefullwiki.org/Italian_grammar

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sherry123

Thanks for the help

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

You're welcome.

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ErynMooney

why is the article for water not required here? I would expect it to be 'beve l'acqua'

August 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lloydo3000

I guess it's the same as in English. You can indicate which water (that water!) or just say it's drinking water if nobody cares where the horse is getting it from.

August 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vsengnelson

I agree with Lloyd... but generally Duolingo has been accepting l'acqua or acqua so it seems inconsistent

August 6, 2013
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