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The sentence c'eravamo tanto amati is in the reflexive voice. Precisely it is what is called a "reciprocal reflexive" (indicating that the action is done by two or more subjects, acting on each other). In Italian, verbs in the reflexive voice want the auxiliary verb essere, and therefore all participles in composed tenses need to agree in number ...


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The point is that not all verbs with moving meaning have "essere" as auxiliary verb to form compound tenses. The following explanation can be found in the book Grammatica e pratica della lingua italiana per studenti stranieri by Federica Colombo: Alcuni verbi richiedono l'ausiliare essere, si tratta di verbi intransitivi indicanti moto, stato e ...


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