750 Italian Verbs and Their Uses

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Wiley, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 391 pages
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Essential grammar taught simply and directly . .

750 Italian Verbs and Their Uses gives you the backbone of language study—correct verb usage—by showing verb conjugations in their contexts

To understand the value of such an approach, consider the English verb "to hold," the meaning of which changes dramatically when used in such expressions as "hold on," "hold up," "hold off," and "hold down." In Italian, as students of the language have perennially learned to their frustration, the changes are confusing and apply to many verbs. Now you won’t have to guess how a verb is used in a sentence: 750 Italian Verbs and Their Uses gives you all the correct variations and grammatical interrelationships

Correct usages are illustrated in common phrases and idiomatic expressions. Unusual or troublesome expressions are emphasized throughout. And special attention is given to reflexive verbs (often difficult for English speakers) to make their usage clear

Perfect for students and travelers, ideal as a text, a grammar book, and a reference, 750 Italian Verbs and Their Uses will help you not only to conjugate verbs, but also to use them correctly and comprehensively

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A very useful companion for students writing in Italian, since this book not only tells you the correct conjugation of a verb, but also how it's used, what its connotations are. It definitely helps cut down on the number of misused verbs for a non-native speaker. Read full review

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BRUNELLA NOTARMARCO DUTTON is a native speaker of Italian and studied foreign languages at the Bocconi University in Milan. She moved to the United States as a member of a team of linguists working on machine translations, a project sponsored by the Air Force of Scientific Research. A linguist and translator, she has been teaching college-level Italian for the past seventeen years and now teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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