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Pier Marco Bertinetto (2000). The progressive in Romance, as compared with English.

URL: http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/QLL/QLL95/PMB_Romance_progressive.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3647&langcode=ita (2020-08-10).


Example #1:

    sulla piazza guardando al giocator di bussolotti. (A. Manzoni, 19th cent.)
    on the square looking    at the player of dice
    and staring a player of dice.'
Example #2:

    It: Anna deve stare facendo lezione adesso (suppongo).
    Ann must          be    making       lesson        now    (I guess)
    `Ann should be teaching now.'
Example #3:

    (22)       a. * Luca andava ballando la mazurka.
    Luca go-IMPF dancing the mazurka
    `Luca was dancing the mazurka.'
Example #4:

    di rapimento.
    of ecstasy
    `Luca was dancing the mazurka with increasing trepidation and ecstasy.'
Example #5:

    (23)     a. Lucia andava scribacchiando sul         quaderno.
    Lucia go-IMPF scribbling      on-the exercise book
    `Lucia was scribbling on her exercise book.'
Example #6:

    (i) Per aver diritto al ritardo del servizio militare, devi star facendo il dottorato
    for have right     to delay of-the service military   must-2SG be   doing the doctorate
    `In order to be entitled to postpone military service, you must be working on
Example #7:

    b. Maria      deve sempre stare a lamentarsi.
    Maria must-3SG always be      (at) complaining-RFL
    `Maria is always complaining about something.'
Example #8:

    (i) a. La barca si andava       / veniva    avvicinando             a riva.
    the boat     itself go-3SG-IMPF / come-3SG-IMPFapproaching        to shore
    `The boat was approaching the shore.'
Example #9:

    b. La barca si andava    / ?? veniva allontanando da riva.
    h e b o at   itself go-3SG-IMPF / come-3SG-IMPF getting farther   from shore
    `The boat was getting farther from the shore.'
Example #10:

    (i) Il mendicante andava         bussando di porta in porta.
    the beggar   go-3SG-IMPF knocking from door to door
    `The beggar was walking around, knocking at every door.'