direct object pronoun
Il lavello ha molto di stoviglie. Lo ha molto di stoviglie. The sink has a lot of dishes. It has a lot of dishes. è corretto?
Ciao Elizabeth, that is a strong attempt, but you seem to have confused a direct object pronoun with a subject pronoun. In one simple kind of sentence, the subject does the verb to the object. Thus, if I eat the gelato, then I am the S, doing the V to the O. In your example, the lavello is the S all along, because it is the thing that 'has' (the V). Your small error here is that you have tried to replace the subject with an object pronoun. When you've specified the subject previously, you don't even need to use a subject pronoun. Just say "Ha molte stoviglie" (sometimes it is necessary to use a subject pronoun or direct object pronoun for inanimate objects, in which case you would use personal pronouns—call the thing 'lui,' 'lei,' etc.—or 'esso' and its variants essa/i/e; hopefully Salvatore can fill us in a little more about when to use which option..). Another thing to mention is that molto (invariable) means very, and molto/a/i/e means much/many. That's why I recommended 'molte.' Another recommendation would be to use contenere (to contain) instead of avere: "(Il lavello) contiene molte stoviglie." Lastly, when you have the preposition 'di,' you can use the pronoun 'ne', meaning 'of it' or 'of them': "Ne ha molte" (It has many of them) or "Ne contiene molte."
Thanks so much for explaining these things. Ho capito tutto ma gli esempi da molto (I'm not sure I said this right but I tried...lol) :P
Great job, Nathan, especially for using "ne".
As for the pronouns, you can/must use them when you want/need to put the emphasis on the subject or the direct object.
"Chi può prestarmi delle scarpe?"
"Lui ne ha qualcuna" [ Here, the pronoun is mandatory, because you're pointing at somebody ]
Note: "Delle scarpe" is a gallicism.
As for "lui" and "lei", they should be used only for people or animals/things (ONLY when you personify them).
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