Italian Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, 2E.

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October 23, 2007


Mixed media product, 256 pages


007149801X / 9780071498012


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Your one-stop guide to mastering the basics of Italian

Can one book have all you need to communicate confidently in a new language? Yes, and that book is Italian Verbs & Essentials of Grammar. It offers a solid foundation of major verbal and grammatical concepts of the language, from pronouns to idioms and expressions and from irregular verbs to expressions of time.

Each unit is devoted to one topic, so you can find what you need right away and get focused instruction immediately. Concise yet thorough, the explanations are supported by numerous examples to help you master the different concepts. And for those tricky verbs, Italian Verbs & Essentials of Grammar includes a Verb Index of the most common verbs, cross-referenced with the abundant verb tables appearing throughout the book.

This book will give you:

  • An excellent introduction to the basics of Italian if you are a beginner or a quick, thorough reference if you already have experience in the language
  • Contemporary usage of verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammar essentials
  • Examples that reflect contemporary usage and real-life situations

Table of contents

Part One: Italian Verbs 1 Pronunciation 2 Regular Verbs--The Simple Tense Forms 3 Regular Verbs--Auxiliary Verbs and the Perfect Tenses 4 Reflexive Verbs 5 Formation of Subjunctive Tenses--Regular Verbs 6 Uses of the Subjunctive 7 Orthographic-Changing Verbs 8 Irregular Verbs 9 Impersonal and Defective Verbs 10 Sequence of Tenses 11 Auxiliary Verbs 12 Past Infinitive, Gerund and Past Participle 13 Active and Passive Voices 14 Verbs Followed by a Preposition Part Two: Essentials of Grammar 15 Articles 16 Nouns 17 Adjectives and Adverbs 18 Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns 19 Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns 20 Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs 21 Personal Pronouns 22 Relative Pronouns 23 Interrogatives and Exclamations 24 Negatives 25 Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns 26 Prepositions 27 Conjunctions 28 Numbers and Units of Measure 29 Time 30 Prefixes and Suffixes 31 Letters 32 Idioms and Expressions 33 Vocabulary Lists 34 Verb Index

Author comments

Carlo Graziano is an experienced teacher of Italian.

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