Questions tagged [word-order]

This tag is for questions about the correct order of words in a phrase, or a sentence.

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What is the rule for adjective order?

Some adjectives seem to change meaning depending on the position (before of after the noun), e.g. un bambino piccolo - a young child un piccolo bambino - a small child Other simply don't "sound ...
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Frase interrogativa: “È corretto …?”, “… è corretto?” oppure “È … corretto?”

Nei commenti a questo post si è accennato un'argomento interessante: quello dell'ordinamento delle parole in una frase interrogativa. Ho pensato che questo argomento meriti una domanda perché, almeno ...
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“Sono qui da trentun anni” versus “Sono qui da trentun'anni”

Sono qui da trentuno anni. Sono qui da trentun anni. Sono qui da trentun'anni. Yes, the first is correct, but which one between the second and the third is correct?
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“La tua casa” o “casa tua”?

Yesterday I had an exam of Italian. I was asked to write a letter, so I wrote it. After the teacher qualified the exam, he said that writing la tua casa was wrong and that the correct way was casa ...