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Gli italiani ————— allegri. (tu) ————— amica di Giulia? Laura ————— magra. L’esercizio ————— difficile. (io) ————— straniero. Tu e Billy ————— stranieri. (Lei) ————— stanca, Signora? Exercise 2 Complete the following sentences using the correct form of avere. Example: Jenny e John ————— una figlia: hanno 1 (noi) non ————— tempo. 2 (Lei) ————— la macchina? 3 (io) ————— molti amici. 4 I Signori Illy ————— due figli. 5 (voi) ————— i libri? 6 Sandro ————— sempre fretta. 34 Unit 4 7 Il professore ————— molti studenti.

Adverb] My father works too much. Questa musica è molto bella. [adverb] This music is very beautiful. Luisa dorme poco. [adverb] Luisa sleeps little/doesn’t sleep much. Dormi troppo poco. [adverbs] You sleep too little/don’t sleep enough. Abbiamo molto tempo. [adjective] We have a lot of time. Luisa mangia poca pasta. [adjective] Luisa eats little pasta/doesn’t eat a lot of pasta. Ho molti amici. [adjective] I have a lot of friends. ’ Adverbial expressions 5 Having a lot of words ending in -mente can often sound heavy.

Conosci questa città? 43 I (have) met Pia’s father. I don’t know your boyfriend. Do you know this town? 16 Dovere, potere and volere usually need to be followed by another verb in the infinitive: We’ve got to do the exercises. May I talk to Luigi? You can phone tomorrow. They don’t want to go out. Dobbiamo fare gli esercizi. Posso parlare con Luigi? Puoi telefonare domani. Non vogliono uscire. 17 The verb sapere is another that is often followed by a verb in the infinitive; used in this way, it expresses the ability to do something (in the sense of ‘to know how to’ do something): So nuotare.

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