Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook
Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations.
Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian.
* contemporary examples in both Italian and English
* grammar tables for easy reference
* full exercise answer key
* glossary of grammatical terms.
Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.
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gender and number
Definite and indefinite articles
Adjectives possessive and demonstrative pronouns
The present tense of essere and avere
The present tense of regular and some irregular verbs
Direct object pronouns 1
Direct and indirect object pronouns 2
The imperfect tense
The pronouns ne and ci
The future tense
The past perfect tense
Indirect object pronouns 1
Piacere and similar verbs
The present perfect tense
The pronoun si
Glossary of technical terms