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TomPalermo
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ti servono

Postby TomPalermo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Hi,

I am often coming by the verb phrase 'ti servono' as for example

Se ti servono soldi posso aiutarti

Why is Servire conjugated into the 3rd person plural?

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Re: ti servono

Postby calum » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:27 pm

TomPalermo wrote:Hi,

I am often coming by the verb phrase 'ti servono' as for example

Se ti servono soldi posso aiutarti

Why is Servire conjugated into the 3rd person plural?


The servono refers to 'i soldi' which is plural so is conjugated accordingly.

You might also see, for example, "Ti serve un un passaggio?" where someone is offering you a lift, in which case it is conjugated in the singular.

I hope that helps.


Calum


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