Possessivi

Possessives
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In Italian the gender and number of the possessives are determined by the thing being owned (not by the owner!).

Examples:
In Italian an article is almost always mandatory before a possessive. The exceptions are:
- when the possessive adjective is alone following a form of "essere," e.g. è mio (it's mine);
- in a small number of set phrases, e.g. casa mia (my home);
- before close family members, in the singular and not modified, e.g. "mio padre" (my father), unless the possessive is "loro" (in which case the article is needed). However, if we are talking about a family member in diminutive form (e.g. fratellino, little brother; mammina, mommy; zietta, auntie, etc.) we do use the definite article.

Examples:
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Possessive adjectives
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Il ______ gatto è coccolone
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I ______ figli vanno all'università
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______ fratello è un medico
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I ______ amici sono in vacanza a Londra
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Queste matite sono ______
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______ padre è in pensione
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