Italian Language/conjugation

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Dear Maria,

My question is about the conjugation of the verb “vedere”.

Once again, I am wondering about the conjugation forms that use the double gg as in:

Present indicative:1st person singular (veggo); 3rd person plural (veggono)

Present subjunctive: 1st person singular (vegga); 2nd person singular (vegga), 3rd person singular (vegga), 3rd person plural (veggano)

Present imperative:3rd person singular (vegga), 3rd person plural (veggano).

Would you please once again tell if these forms are currently used, or if they are archaic forms that are not used.   If they are used, is this, once again, just a speaker’s choice as to which form to use?

Can you also please tell me if I should apply this to the following verbs that are conjugated as “vedere”:   antivedere, avvedere, avvedersi, divedere, intravedere, intravvedere, prevedere, provvedere, ravvedere, ravvedersi, rivedere, sprovvedere, stravedere, travedere, and vedersi,

Thank you very, very much.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

This time I have to tell you that in the conjugation of the verb “vedere” the forms that use the double -gg -  are archaic forms that are no longer  used.   

As for the following verbs that are conjugated as “vedere”, i.e. antivedere, avvedere, avvedersi, divedere, intravedere, intravvedere, prevedere, provvedere, ravvedere, ravvedersi, rivedere, sprovvedere, stravedere, travedere, and vedersi, I must point out that  “divedere”,“ sprovvedere” and "travedere" are obsolete today, used only in few forms such as the past participles  "sprovveduto" and "sprovvisto" from "sprovvedere", while "divedere" and "travedere" have definitely fallen out of use.

Have a nice weekend,

Maria

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