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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sherry123

"Il tuo cavallo beve acqua."

July 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sherry123

why is il placed before tuo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sherry123

Thanks for the help


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

You're welcome.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErynMooney

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vsengnelson

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

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