In Italian grammar: NEis a pronoun that we use to express quantities(“some”, “any”, “a little” or a number and can also mean “of that or of them”).Careful:we use it to avoid repeating the name that we have already mentioned therefore you cannot leave it.
E.g. Avete delle caramelle? = Have you got some candies?
No, nonneabbiamo=No, we haven’t (of them).Ne replaces “some candies
Lucia ha un cane = Lucia has a dog
Ioneho due= I have two of them. Ne replaces “two dogs”
Beside “NE” takes the place of theprepositions “DI”or of sentence introduced by “di” = “of”(even though mostly it takes the place of“di questo” = “about it”):
Chenepensidi Maria? = What do you think about Maria? (“NE” in this case is what you probably call a redundancy, but in Italian…
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