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In Italiano does one always have to use "Io" before a sentence?

Such as "Mangia una mela" is "I eat an apple." Or would it be "Eat an apple." as in "You in an apple."? Does one always have to qualify the sentence with a pronoun?

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    No it's not always necessary. You can simply say, "Mangio una mela" without using "Io". Or perhaps, "Mangi una mela" without using "tu". The verb endings make the listener/reader aware of who it is referring to.
    However, you would use the pronouns to qualify a sentence when you want to specify who did what. For example, "IO mangio una mela e TU mangi una pera". Hope that helps.

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