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Italian Verb Essere: Present Tense
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Essere: Present Tense
A. Complete the following statements with the appropriate form of essere in the blanks.

  1. Marcella è di Firenze. Io non _____ di Firenze. Loro due _____ di Roma. Anche noi _____ di Roma. Paolo _____ di Napoli. E tu, di dove _____? Voi _____ di Bologna.
  2. Tu sei americana. E Paolo, anche lui _____ americano? Noi due _____ americani, ma Luisa non _____ americana: _____ canadese. Anche Marianne e Philip _____ canadesi.
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B. Complete each sentence with the appropriate form of essere + adjective.
EXAMPLE: Tu sei piccolo; anche lei è piccola.
  1. Tu sei bruno; anche loro _____.
  2. Tu sei bionda; anche lui _____.
  3. Tu sei alto; anche Maria _____.
  4. Tu sei simpatico; anche lui _____.
  5. Tu sei intelligente; anch’io _____.
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C. Reply to each of the following questions in the negative.
EXAMPLE: Sei biondo? — No, non sono biondo.
  1. Sei alta?
  2. Siete bruni?
  3. Sei giapponese?
  4. Siete bassi?
  5. Sei coreano?
  6. Siete magri?

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