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Tu di dove sei or Di dove sei tu?

Sharon1255

Sharon1255

In lesson 1.1 we are taught the phrase "Tu di dove sei" for “Where are you from?” However, in Lesson 3.8 we are taught that when a preposition appears in the sentence, the pronoun used for emphasis must come at the end: “Di dove sei tu?” Which is correct?

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi Sharon, 
Thanks for your question!
Both examples are correct but, as you also correctly stated, the emphasis is different.
In the question "Di dove sei tu?" the emphasis is on the pronoun "tu".

To recap: you could both say "(tu) di dove sei?" / "di dove sei tu?"

Hope this helps :) 

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