These charts provide a quick comparison between Italian and English verb tenses and modes; they may be useful to keep at hand at all times since they allow you to find immediately the right type of translation you may need depending on the type of sentence or expression.
The Passive Form –
The subject in the passive sentence receives the action and always needs the verb TO BE followed by the past participle of the main verb.
The Duration Form is the last piece of the puzzling present perfect tenses. It’s meant to stress the effects that an action starting in the past has on the present, it can be stressed from the starting point with “Since”, or how long it lasts with “For”.
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Present Perfect Simple: a mind boggling verb tense for Italians, it’s actually less complicated than it might appear. Just think out of the box: it’s not how recent the past action has taken place, but wether it has effects on the present as well.
This secon video lesson on Reported Speech is part of the Intermediate English Grammar, or second year course for Italian Liceo Linguistico and it explains the topic more in detail. … Continue reading REPORTED SPEECH – Video Lesson n. 2
This first video lesson on Reported Speech is part of the Intermediate English Grammar, or second year course for Italian Liceo Linguistico. As I always recommend in class, a good … Continue reading REPORTED SPEECH – Video Lesson n. 1 – Introduction to Reported Speech