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Different between Nello and Nel?

Why we write "I Ragazzi scrivono NEL libro" but write "L'acqua è NELLO zucchero" while "Zucchero" and "Libro" are all masculine nouns?

9/29/2013, 4:18:22 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Tomk123

Yes, but "zucchero" starts with "z".

9/29/2013, 4:35:52 PM

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Yes I think the difference is IL libro and LO zucherro

9/29/2013, 4:49:55 PM

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Exactly. Nel and nello are contractions of nel + il/lo. If you would use lo (masculine noun ending in s or z) then the 'in' becomes nello. Nel libro. Nello zaino, etc.

Same principle with nei/negli- just with i/gli

9/29/2013, 5:03:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

masculine nouns that begin with x, y, z, s+consonant, ps or gn get the "lo" and "gli" in the plural forms

9/29/2013, 8:04:22 PM

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Very kind of you to help me

9/30/2013, 1:55:05 AM
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