Expressing the future in the past.

I don’t often bore you with my language studies, but this one is too great a concept not to post!

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Did you know that you use the imperfect subjunctive, or the congiuntivo imperfetto in italiano, to express the future in the past?

Per esempio: Mi faceva piacere che tu mi invitassi alla tua festa (I was pleased that you invited me to your party).

Well, now you know!

You’re welcome.  Di niente!  Now, go out in the world and conquer with your new Italian language weapon!

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