2 Answered Questions for the topic infinitive

Infinitive Grammar Italian

03/29/19

Why do Italian road signs use the infinitive tense and not the imperative?

Why do Italian road signs use the infinitive tense in their warning, while, for example, those in English use the imperative?> Turn off lights> Spegnere le luci (and not "Spegnete le luci" or... more

03/23/19

Does Italian always use the infinitive where English uses the gerund?

A phrase like "**asking** questions is a sign of a curious mind" is translated in Italian as _**fare** domande รจ segno di una mente curiosa_; the difference is clearly that English uses the gerund... more

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