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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-1 Punto di partenza You are already familiar with Italian verbs that end in -are and -ere. The third class.

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-1 Punto di partenza You are already familiar with Italian verbs that end in -are and -ere. The third class of Italian verbs ends in -ire, and can be conjugated in one of two ways. Many -ire verbs are conjugated like partire ( to leave, to depart ) as presented in this chart.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-2 Mio padre parte per Milano alle due. My father leaves for Milan at 2:00. Noi partiamo da Firenze a mezzogiorno. We leave Florence at noon. Partire is often used with the prepositions per and da.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-3 Luca apre la finestra. Luca opens the window. Dormiamo bene a casa. We sleep well at home. La nonna offre i biscotti ai bambini. Grandma offers cookies to the kids. Sento il tuo telefonino. I hear your cell phone. Seguite un corso di storia? Are you taking a history course? Il gatto segue il topolino. The cat is following the mouse.

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-4 Viola apre la porta della pensione. Lorenzo segue un corso di economia.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-5 Many -ire verbs follow a different pattern of conjugation. Verbs like capire ( to understand ) add -isc- between the stem and the endings for the singular subject forms and the third person plural form.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-6 Chi pulisce la cucina? Who cleans the kitchen? Spediamo una lettera a Luca. Were sending a letter to Luca.

7 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-7 The verb finire can be followed by a noun or an infinitive. Before an infinitive, use the preposition di. To mean to end up doing something, use finire per + [ infinitive ]. Mio zio finisce il caffè. My uncle finishes his coffee. Finisce di studiare a mezzanotte. She finishes studying at midnight. Non finisco mai di lavorare! I am never done working! Finiscono per leggere due saggi. They end up reading two essays.

8 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A.3-8 Likewise, preferire can be used with a noun or an infinitive, but without a preposition. Preferiamo la casa verde.Io preferisco andare a piedi. We prefer the green house.I prefer to go on foot.

9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.3A Mia madre _________ (preferire) pranzare alluna. 2.I fratelli _____ (finire) per comprare un gatto. 3.I bambini _____ (dormire) tutto il giorno. 4.Il sabato noi _____ (pulire) lappartamento. 5.Voi _____ (servire) il caffè ai giovani? 6.A che ora _____ (partire) tu per la Germania? 7.Mia sorella _____ (aprire) la porta per tutti. 8.Ragazzi, voi _____ (capire) la formazione dei verbi? 9.Io non _____ (sentire) la sveglia (alarm clock)! 10.Loro _____ (seguire) un corso di filosofia. preferisce Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs.


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