Can prendere be reflexive?

lauren--218

lauren--218

In lesson 16.10, an example was given to demonstrate the imperfect subjunctive. It was:
"Sarebbe bene che ti prendessi un'aspirina."

Is prendere a reflexive verb in this example or should "ti" really be "tu?"

Thanks for your help.
 
 
caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi Lauren, 

Thanks for your question!

Although the sentence “Sarebbe bene che tu prendessi un'aspirina” is correct, in this case the verb is reflexive (prendersi) hence it needs to have “ti" in front of it.

Hope this helps :)

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