Italian Language/Introductions

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Dear Maria,

Can you please tell me if it is acceptable to use the verb “essere” when making introductions.

If “yes”, can you also please tell me if it would be correct to use the following statements:


Io sono Mark Smith.      =     I am Mark Smith.

Sono Mark Smith.      =   I am Mark Smith.

Lei è Joan Smith.      =     She is Joan Smith.

È Joan Smith.         =   She is Joan Smith.


Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rich

Answer
Dear Rich,

it is absolutely correct to use the verb “essere” when making introductions as in: “Io sono Mark Smith” and “ Lei è Joan Smith” with the subject  pronoun,  or ”Sono Mark Smith” and “È Joan Smith”, without the subject pronoun.  

All the best,

Maria  

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