Italian Language/parsing

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Dear Maria,

Can you please help me to understand how to parse a sentence where the subject is included in the person of the verb.

For example:

Chi sono?
Who are they?

Would you please tell me if the following is correct or not:

chi  (who)   =  interrogative pronoun used as a predicate noun

sono (are)   =  verb

sono  (they)  =  subject  (the subject “they” is included in the person of the verb)

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

your parsing of “Chi sono?” (Who are they?), i.e. a sentence where the subject is included in the person of the verb, is correct, apart from  the interrogative pronoun “chi “ (who)  which is  used as a predicate  pronoun, NOT as a predicate noun, of course.

All the best,

Maria

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