Most languages, including English and Russian, distinguish between ordinal and cardinal numerals. Ordinal numerals are a type of numerals used to indicate order (hence their name ordinal) such as “first,” “second,” “third,” etc...
When we talk about where something or someone is, or where they are going, learners of Italian are often unsure whether to use the preposition in or a. These prepositions can be especially confusing for English speakers, since..
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After discussing what direct and indirect pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish, let’s see where they are placed in the sentence. Direct and indirect..
Direct and indirect object pronouns replace the direct object or indirect object of a sentence. While in English these pronouns are placed after the verb (I ate it), in Spanish they are usually placed before the conjugated verb (..
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In this second part we will focus on the agreement of the past participle with the verbs essere and avere in the passato prossimo [present perfect]. Keep in mind that the same rules apply to the other three compound tenses in..
You generally use avere [to have] when the main verb is followed by a direct object — an answer to the question “what/who(m)?” — and essere [to be] if it is not. What if specific verbs take both? Read on to learn the rules and..
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You’re a language teacher, so of course you want your students to retain the language. But so often, they seem to forget it as soon as they..