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My Week In Syracuse – Past Tense (exercise)

Have you ever struggled when you had to speak in the past but didn’t know whether to use “essere” or “avere”?

Let’s say that normally we have an auxiliary “to have” for most verbs, except for verbs of movement like “andare”, verbs of state and change like “rimanere” and “nascere”. Yet we have some exceptions: viaggiare, camminare, visitare, passeggiare. These latter want the auxiliary “to have”.

There are other verbs that need “to be” in the past, like reflexive verbs, but this exercise is mainly for the beginner students that have only recently started to approach the Italian past verbs.

For more beginner past verbs exercises, go to the link (link).

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