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1 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde CdL Economia e Gestione Aziendale UNIT 4 a.a. 2013/2014

2 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Review of Unit 2-3 pp ,  Unit 4:  Can/can’t  Like + v-ing  Object pronouns  Possessive pronouns

3 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Can is a modal auxiliary verb and has two main meanings: ability and possibility  Ability: I can play the piano (I know how to play the piano)  Possibility: I can come to the party (I have the possibility to come to the party  Request: Can you help me? (a third meaning found in questions asking for something)

4 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Can’t comes from cannot and it’s a contracted form  Can never changes, does not add the –s for the third person singular and is followed by the verb in the base form (infinitive without to): I can play soccer NOT I can to play soccer

5 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Affirmative: I/you/he/she/it/we/they can run  Negative: I/you/he/she/it/we/they cannot/can’t run  Interrogative: Can I/you/he/she/it/we/they run?  Interrogative negative: Can’t I/you/he/she/it/we/they run

6 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Sentiment verbs such as like, enjoy, love, hate, don’t mind (both in the affirmative and in the negative) are followed by the verb in the –ing form  Examples: I love reading books, I like playing football, I enjoy watching crime stories, I hate driving in the rain, I don’t mind wearing those shoes  The same rule is followed by the verbs start, begin, end, finish, stop

7 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  The –ing form is obtained from the union of the base form of the verb with –ing. This is also called present participle or gerund  Examples: talk – talking, dream – dreaming, study – studying, stay – staying, love – loving (the –e disappears), drive – driving

8 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Object pronouns, which replace nouns) go after the verb or a preposition (with, at, of, from, to …): I call her, I go with them SUBJECT PRONOUNSOBJECT PRONOUNS IME YOU HEHIM SHEHER IT WEUS YOU THEYTHEM

9 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Possessive pronouns indicate possession and substitute a possessive adjective followed by a noun: This is my book and that’s yours POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVESPOSSESSIVE PRONOUNS MYMINE YOURYOURS HIS HERHERS ITS OUROURS YOURYOURS THEIRTHEIRS

10 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde It breaks … heart ‘couse I know you’re the one for … Don’t …feel sad, there never was a story, obviously ….’ll never be, oh and … would never know I would never show What … feel, what I need from …, no and … would never know … would never show What I feel, what I need from … With every smile comes … reality, irony You won’t find out what has been killing … Can’t you see … ? can’t …see? and … would never know I would never show What … feel, what … need from …, no and You would never know … would never show What … feel, what … need from …, no, no … would never know I would never show What … feel, what I need from …, no, no No no …’ll never know No no no …’ll never know No no no, love …, love me, love …, love me, no and … would never know I would never show What … feel, what … need from …, no, no … would never know … would never show What … feel, what … feel, what … feel what … need, what … need from …, no

11 Olga Denti & Luisanna Fodde  Exercise p. 49  Describe one of your friends and send the writing to


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