Today we’ve having fun with the subjunctive!
The first exercise is a gapfill, where you’re supposed to conjugate the verb in the appropriate form of the subjunctive.
If you’re feeling lazy, use the ‘Soluzioni’ button to view the answers first. Read the sentences through and try and figure them out.
When you’ve understood as much as you can, use the ‘Riprova’ button to start again. If you manage to complete the ten gaps correctly, give yourself a pat on the back from me. You’ll have deserved it!
Our second exercise covers conjunctions and the subjunctive.
Apparently, with some of the conjunctions being tested in this exercise, you always need the subjunctive afterwards. With others, you have to use the ‘indicative’ (normal) verb form.
Who knew? But I checked them with my Signora and she assures me that this is a useful exercise.
Either the choice of conjunction is ‘obvious’ because of the following verb, which is in the subjunctive (or otherwise). Or it’s ‘obvious’ because the alternative conjunction given in the dropdown menu is just plain wrong for the meaning of the sentence.
Just a walk in the park, then.
And if all that has left you utterly, utterly lost, I have two suggestions.
Either find time this week to read through these FIVE lessons on the subjunctive from our free Italian lessons series:
Or get yourself an online teacher and let him/her worry about it!
Watch this space on Wednesday for the launch of a new Italian easy reader, which I’m told will be ideal for beginners or near-beginners (unlike the instruments of torture above.)
It would have been today, but I’ll be in the car a lot and would rather not disappoint people with a delay in sending out the orders.
That said, I’m pretty sure the hotel will have Wifi…
So if you really must buy something between now and Wednesday, browse e-books!