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melizza
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Apr 23, 2012
May 24, 2014 at 12:28pm

The following appears at the end of session 9: "Voglio una cartina, dove posso comprare una?" Wouldn't this be a perfect time to use "dove posso ne comprare una?"? If not, why?

Riff251
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Webster, NY
United States
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Mar 7, 2013
May 25, 2014 at 9:23am

I think you could go either way in that example but I would put the "ne" before posso.
-Dove ne posso comprare. (Where can I buy it.)

Here's a good video that explains the use of "ci" and "ne."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvAip0RqN1A

melizza
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May 25, 2014 at 6:28pm

Thanks for the reply and link–i'll check it out!

Steven
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Aug 19, 2011
May 29, 2014 at 7:10am

Voglio una cartina, dove posso comprare una? I want a map, where can I buy one?

Voglio una cartina, ne dove posso comprare una? I want a map, where I can buy one (of them)?

peacemom
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Lafayette, LA
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May 25, 2018 at 1:40pm

I was thinking it could be "Dove posso comprarne una." But it does seem that we need "ne" somewhere??

Gordy
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Silverdale, Washington
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May 28, 2018 at 7:09pm

I agree that "ne" is needed in this situation. My understanding is that while "Where can I buy one?" and "Where can I buy one of them?" are both perfectly acceptable in English, Italian requires the use of "ne", meaning "of them." My vote would be for peacemom's version: "Dove posso comprarne una?", but I believe "Dove ne posso comprare una?" is also correct.

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