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Dear Lauren,

I also meant to ask you if “per quanto” is a “locuziuone avverbiale”.

Once again - thank you very much.



Hi Rich,

Yes I would say that per quanto is a locuzione avverbiale.

A locuzione avverbiale will always have a function similar to an adverb. They must also always follow a particular format.

That is to say:
Preposition + noun phrase:
Claudio sarà senza dubbio arrivato a scuola in ritardo

Preposition + adverb:
Francesco e Maria abitano a Palermo da sempre;
Non riesco proprio a guardare in giù: soffro di vertigini;

If we look at per quanto, we can see it follows the preposition + adverb format. Therefore, it is a locuzione avverbiale.

Hope this helps,
Kind regards,

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Lauren O' Hagan


Although not my mother tongue, I have spoken Italian fluently for more than 12 years so I am very confident to answer any questions about the Italian language. I am also competent in Roman Dialect if there are any questions relating to this.


MA Applied Linguistics First Class Honours in Modern Language Studies (Linguistics, Italian, Spanish) Received the top grade in the whole of UK for GCSE Italian, receiving a letter of congratulations from the Italian Consulate Completed my two-year A Level in 1 year with a grade A country. Carried out many translation jobs for a wide range of clients and topics including self-help, literature and exam papers. For personal reference, I have also translated Federico Moccia's Tre Metri Sopra Il Cielo and 2 of Francesco Totti's book.

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