italian nouns and the definite article.

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Alan Newcastle
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italian nouns and the definite article.

Post by Alan Newcastle » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:36 pm

"ultimo la fine settimana mia moglie e mi siamo andati al Leeds per due notti." I'am having difficulty with understanding the correct use of the italian definite article. In the above sentence is 'la' and 'al' used correctly?. Should 'notte' be accompanied by a definite article? I am also unsure if using 'siamo andati' is correct! Any guidance will be greatly apprieciated.

Geoff
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Re: italian nouns and the definite article.

Post by Geoff » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:08 am

My version is:

Lo scorso fine settimana mia moglie ed io siamo andati a Leeds per due notti.

It is probably ok to say l'ultimo instead of lo scorso but scorso is better I think when last means the most recent.

You use "a" when going to a city/town etc unless the direct article is part of the place name (eg L'Aquila would be a L'Aquila).

You must use io (subject pronoun) instead of mi (object) here.

Alan Newcastle
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Re: italian nouns and the definite article.

Post by Alan Newcastle » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:26 am

Thanks for the reply.

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