Asked • 05/24/19

When does passato prossimo become passato remoto?

I have searched past questions but cannot find an answer. Now I have reached a point in my learning when I am brave enough to use more then the present tense. I am confused about the difference between *passato prossimo* and *passato remoto* when selecting verb tenses. It appears that even Italians vary in their use as something I have read says that the *passato remoto* tenses are used more often the further South one goes.I would like to know when *passato remoto* kicks in. Is it 10 years ago, 100 years ago, in Roman times?

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Breanna C. answered • 06/20/19

Italian/Spanish Teacher & Writer

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