Italian Verb Agreement

Italian Verb Agreement

[17] Italian grammar does not have clear forms to indicate a specific verbal aspect, although different verbal flexions and periphrases reflect different aspects, especially the perfect and imperfective aspects and the perfect combination of the form of time and aspect. While the different withered verb forms give a combination of tense form, appearance, and mood, language-specific discussions generally refer to these inflection forms as “tempi,” which is why it is impossible to make comparisons between the tense forms of English verbs and the tempi of Italian verbs, as there is no correspondence at all. In most cases, the Imperfect is formed by taking the trunk with the thematic vowel and adding v + the ending of the verbs -are in the present tense (with -amo instead of -iamo).