How can you help students to improve their SAT II Italian score?
I can help them by showing some techniques to understand an Italian text without having to know every single word. I would also work with them on the areas of grammar where they show some weakness.
What tenses are "fossi arrivata" and "avresti trovato" in the sentence "Se tu fossi arrivata ieri, ci avresti trovato."
"Fossi arrivata" is a Past Perfect Subjunctive (congiuntivo trapassato) and "avresti trovato" is a Past Conditional (condizionale passato). The sentence "Se tu fossi arrivata ieri, ci avresti trovato a casa." is an example of "periodo ipotetico del terzo tipo" (type 3 hypothetical construction) and it expresses a hypothesis in the past that is no longer possible.
What part of Linguistics fascinates you the most?
Tracking and finding an explanation for the changes that occurred in a language over time.