Quante uova si potevano prendere ieri?

English Translation

How many eggs could you get yesterday?

Si potevano -could be taken? To match the English translation I would take : quante uova potevi or poteva or potevate prendere ieri.

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Those verb forms are indeed used in the parallel translations. I think this is the translation of the English “you” being used in an impersonal way, like “one”.

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Yes I agree, I think it is a use of the Si passivante.

Perhaps another impersonal way of translating it would be How many eggs could be taken yesterday?

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