Avete vs hai

sebongela

sebongela

Tried to post before and did not seem to post.

In lesson 2.7 in “Know It” there seems to be no distinction when to use hai or avete. So keep on getting it incorrect.

Does this really matter? Frustrating though at any rate

GaryM41

GaryM41

Hi both hai and avete come from the verb avere (to have). Both also mean ‘you have’, but hai is singular and avete is the plural. Just the verb conjugation. Hope that makes sense.

Regards

Gary

sebongela

sebongela

Hi Gary M41

My problem or question is not the lack of the understanding of the verb “avere”

More that no distinction is made as to what form they require in the “know it of lesson 2.7”

So don't show if they require the singular form or the plural one. Thank you for responding 

GaryM41

GaryM41

Hi Sebongala, I see what you mean now!! It happens quite a lot in the flashcards, so in my mind I answer to myself for any outcome ( like singular informal and formal ‘you’ answers). I suppose it makes us think!

Gary

sebongela

sebongela

Hi GaryM41

How are you finding the indirect object pronouns now. Was looking at the lesson on combining indirect and direct object pronouns. Have you done those yet? to me they are like tongue twisters and not having much success. Have a great day

sebongela

GaryM41

GaryM41

Hi, hope you are well. Still having trouble!! Understand how they work, but my trouble is getting my brain to work quickly enough to get the sentence correct if I was to be in a conversation.

Decided I will only use the pronoun before the verb rather than changing the form of the verb.

I am starting the combining lesson at the weekend, wish me luck !!

Ciao

Gary

sebongela

sebongela

Hi GaryM41

I am finding it really difficult to put all this into context. Find the conversations really easy to grasp and absorb, as there is a logical flow in conversation. The grammar sentences are so random that I really find it difficult to get my head around them and never mind remembering them. I think I am going to have to just take about five sentences at a time and concentrate on those. I think because I am finding them boring and ploughing through them again and again, I am rapidly losing interest in doing them. Finding it hard to motivate myself to do them. When I think of having to use them in a sentence I just shudder at the thought.

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