Friday again, and time for the latest in our series of A1 (beginner/elementary) Italian grammar exercises.
Following on from the last one (whether to use ‘essere’ or ‘avere’ as the auxiliary very in the passato prossimo), here’s a second practice exercise on the same tense form:
Remember, these are completely new exercises, written by Paolo, one of our online Italian teachers. However long you’ve been using our site, you won’t have already done this.
- See the current series of A1 exercises (what we have recently published and what’s coming) here
- Browse ‘old’ materials on our ‘Free Italian Exercises‘ page, or use the ‘Index of Italian Grammar Exercises‘
More free Italian exercises on Monday.
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