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Dear Maria,

Would you please tell me if “credere” is classified as a present active infinitive in the following sentence:

Difficile crederti!
To believe you is difficult!


Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Rich

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Dear Rich,

in the sentence "Difficile crederti!" the verb "credere” is just classified as a present active infinitive.

Note that:

-"credere" is the present infinitive, active voice.
-"avere creduto" is the past infinitive, active voice.  See for example:"Avergli creduto è stato un errore".

-"essere creduto"  is the present infinitive, passive voice.See for example:"Essere creduto è importante per me".

-"essere stato creduto"  is the past infinitive, passive voice.See for example:"Essere stato  creduto bugiardo mi ha offeso".

Have a nice day,

Maria

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