Mar 26, 2021 - 08:36 AM
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer - but a follow-up and am hoping this kicks this question back to the top for someone to answer!
I have a similar question for Level 4, Session 6 flashcards. There were two in a row that really have me stumped:
I(f) had to get up very early to go to pick up Marco
"Mi sono dovuta alzare molto presto per andare a prendere Marco" - this is their correct answer
"Sono dovuta alzarmi molto presto per andare a prendere Marco" - this was my answer. I feel like this is right also from what they explained, but it won't be accepted.
But what REALLY trips me up is the next flashcard:
I had to get up early this morning.
"Ho dovuto alzarmi presto questa mattina" - their correct version
"Mi sono dovuto alzare presto questa mattina" - mine. Again - from what they explained, I think my use of essere and keeping all tenses the same is correct, but not accepted though they say in the exercise they will accept both forms.
But, between the two - the beginning parts of the sentence are exactly the same other than m/f forms. Why is one accepted with Avere and the other only accepted with Essere?
Clear as mud? Appreciate anyone explaining this!