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Prepositions of Place

In Italian many prepositions are needed to form the various prepositional phrases of place.

a: Usually the preposition of place a is used with the names of:

1. Cities (e.g. Cape Town )
2. Small islands (e.g. Sardegna)

Examples:

Dopo domani vado a Milano.
I'm going to Milan the day after tomorrow.

in: Most of the time the preposition of place in is used with the names of:

1. Nations (e.g. Italy)
2. Regions (e.g. Lombardia)
3. Continents (e.g. Europe)
4. Large islands (e.g. Britain)

Examples:

Roma in Italia.
Rome is in Italy.

L'anno prossimo voglio andare in Reggio Calabria.
Next year I want to go to Reggio Calabria.

da: Normally the preposition of place da is used with:

1. People's names
2. Personal pronouns

Examples:

Andiamo da Franco domani?
Shall we go to Franco's tomorrow?

per: Normally the preposition of place per is used with the verbs:

1. Partire (to leave)
2. Passare (to go through)

Examples:

Quando parti per New York?
When are you leaving for New York?

Se vado a Cagliari passo per Sassari.
If I go to Cagliari I'll go through Sassari.

 

See also:

Italian Course: Unit 10 Simple and articulated prepositions in italian. Le preposizioni sono ...

Italian Exercises Simple prepositions in italian

Italian Video Exercise Simple prepositions in italian

 

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