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Which of the following expressions is correct?

Viaggerei il mondo

or

Viaggerei per il mondo

I'm just wondering as to whether the per is necessary.

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    Viaggiare is not transitive. – DaG Nov 24 '16 at 23:12
  • @DaG I think you could expand your comment into an answer – Denis Nardin Nov 24 '16 at 23:16
  • "Per" is absolutely necessary, without "per" the sentence has no sense. – Andy7229082 Nov 30 '16 at 6:04
  • @Andy7229082: Welcome to Italian.SE! An answer should be something more than a mere statement like yours. Can you complete it, please? – egreg Nov 30 '16 at 8:20
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Viaggiare is an action verb but it is not transitive, which means that you cannot use it with a direct object. So the expression

Viaggerei il mondo

is not correct. The preposition per is not strictly necessary, you can use whatever type of complement is appropriate, for instance you can say

Viaggerei attraverso ogni continente

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  • Or also viaggerei in lungo e in largo. – N74 Nov 26 '16 at 17:34

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