I do not understand either, why cannot we say "Posso bere l'alcol"?
It's accepted now.
Why is posso bevo l'alcol not correct?
I think that means:"I can drink drink alcohol."
The verb tense on 'bevo' is wrong. Actually posso bevo is saying 'can I I drink' - too many subject/verb pairs
Sorry I don't understand this at all. In the beginning exercises you are taught "non posso bevo" means i don't drink alcohol.
Suddenly this is incorrect?
I don't know, can you? That's what my teacher would say when we used "can" instead of "may." Of course, we never asked if we could drink alcohol :)
I don't understand that other thing. How come both verbs are supposed to be conjugated: POSSO + BERE? Mabe i missed that lecture, but all I know is the second should be in infinitive!!!
Actually, the infinitive of "bevo" IS "bere". The only real reason for it is that people got lazy, and "bere" was easier to say than "bevere". As it turns out, that happens quite a lot, in a lot of languages.
Nice thank you.
Not until you're 21, DL. ;)
Why ALCOLICO is not one of the answers?
Can you also say, "alcool" or "alcolici"?
Why bere and not bevo? I am having a brain freeze!!
See comments above.
Posso is the main verb which is followed by an infinitive
What's the difference between beve and bere?
Bere is the infinitive form = to drink or drinking
Beve is the third person present tense conjugation = he/she/it drinks
Penso vada bene anche "posso bere dell'alcol"