The Italian sequence of tenses – La concordanza dei tempi – Indicativo

Learn how to match correctly all the tenses of the Indicativo.

The sequence of tenses in Italian follows a rather precise set of rules. This set of rules, goes under the name of Concordanza dei tempi.

In order to have a sequence, we obviously need two more sentences, one of which is the main clause.

The main clause is our point of view, all the other verbs (subordinate) should be seen in perspective.

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The Italian sequence of tenses

La concordanza dei tempi – Indicativo

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