Correct Your Italian Blunders: How to Avoid 99% of the Common Mistakes Made by Learners of Italain

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 25, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 311 pages

Speak and write Italian as if it were your native tongue!

Tired of making the same old mistakes of switching your genders, confusing your tenses, and mixing up your idioms? Break the bad habits that leave those you talk to scratching their heads. Correct Your Italian Blunders warns you of hundreds of typical errors learners make and explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future.

Improve your Italian skills with this fun and comprehensive guide and avoid all the common pitfalls, such as:

  • Mispronunciation and misspelling
  • Applying English grammar patterns to Italian
  • Putting verbs in the wrong tense
  • Using incorrect prepositions in expressions
  • Forgetting agreements in gender and number
  • Hanging out with falsi amici (false cognates)

Correct Your Italian Blunders contains exercises covering all parts of grammar and wraps it all up with review passages to check that you are blunder-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!

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Marcel Danesi teaches Italian at the University of Toronto.

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