Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 194 pages
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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.

Features include:

* 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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Contents

gender and number
1
Definite and indefinite articles
9
Adjectives possessive and demonstrative pronouns
17
The present tense of essere and avere
28
The present tense of regular and some irregular verbs
36
Adverbs
46
Direct object pronouns 1
52
Prepositions
57
Direct and indirect object pronouns 2
94
stressed forms
99
Relative pronouns
104
The imperfect tense
111
The pronouns ne and ci
120
The future tense
129
The past perfect tense
137
Reflexive pronouns
143

Questions
68
Indirect object pronouns 1
74
Piacere and similar verbs
79
The present perfect tense
84
The pronoun si
157
Glossary of technical terms
187
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