Here’s a challenge for a Monday morning!
Two exercises, on two different Italian future tenses.
If you’ve not studied these future forms before, or if you’d simply like to revise them before doing the exercises, start with Lesson 17 in our Free Italian Lessons series, which covers the future simple tense.
It seems we don’t yet have a lesson on the future perfect. I’ll make a note to fix that. In the meantime, though, you’ll find a nice table showing how the tense is formed, along with some notes on its use (in Italian) on the Zanichelli dictionary site.
For those of you that can’t be bothered to click the link, or don’t want to read in Italian, the ‘futuro anteriore’ is the same as our English ‘future perfect’: if you study some Italian grammar every day, you‘ll have covered everything major in a month or two.
In Italian the tense is constructed with ‘avere’ or ‘essere’ as an auxiliary verb (in the future simple tense), plus the past participle of the main verb. Like the past tense, but with the auxiliary verb in the future instead of the present.
Just a walk in the park!
Anyway, here are the links to the two exercises. No reason not to try them, even if it’s your first time with these tenses:
Here’s a final reminder on last week’s ‘Book Of The Week’ Italian easy-reader e-book ‘La cicatrice’, which you can still get for just €4.99 instead of the usual €9.99. On Wednesday I’ll have something new for you.