Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar

Book rating: 05 Paperback Practice Makes Perfect (McGraw-Hill) Language: English / Italian

By (author) Marcel Danesi

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Language: English / Italian
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 274mm x 16mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071603670
  • ISBN 13: 9780071603676
  • Sales rank: 12,220

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Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks With help from this book, you can effortlessly use: Possessive adjectives * Relative pronouns * Gerunds * Expressions of time * The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words

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Marcel Danesi teaches Italian at the University of Toronto.

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By Cathy Whittingham 13 Dec 2013 5

This book provides excellent explanations and enough exercises to get the point. I have found it immensely helpful to use alongside my prescribed textbook. When the textbook has failed, this book has provided me with a much clearer answer.

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1. Nouns and titles Common nouns Gender patterns Spelling adjustments in the plural Mass nouns Proper noum=ns and titles 2. More about nouns More gender patterns Nouns of Greek orgin Other types of nouns Altered nouns Compound nouns 3. Articles The indefinite article The definite article Uses of the definite article 4. Adjectives Descriptive adjectives Invariable adjectives Position Form-changing adjectives Comparison of adjectives 5. Pronouns Subject pronouns Object pronouns Stressed pronouns Other pronouns 6. More pronouns Object pronouns with compound tenses Double pronouns Attached pronouns 7. Demostrative The demostrative of nearness The dmonstrative of farness Demonstrative pronouns Indicating words and expressions 8. Possessives Possessive adjective forms The third -person forms Possessives with kinship nouns Possessive pronouns 9. Partitives Partitives with count nouns Alternative forms Partitives with mass nouns Adjectives indicating quantity 10. Present tenses The present indicative of regular verbs Irregualar verbs in the present indicative The present subjunctive of regular verbs Irregular verbs in the present subjunctive Special uses of the subjunctive 11. Past tenses The present perfect Irregular past participles The past subjunctive The past absolute Irregular verbs in the past absolute 12. The imperfect and pluperfect tenses The imperfect indicative The imperfect subjunctive The pluperfect tenses 13. The progressive tenses The gerund The present progressive tenses The imperfect progressive tenses 14. The future and conditional tenses The future the future perfect The conditional (present and past) Hypothetical sentences 15. The imperative Regular forms of the imperative The negative imperative Irregular forms 16. Reflexive verbs Forms Compound tenses Imperative forms 17. Prepositions and adverbs Preopsitional contractions Uses of the prepositions Adverbs of manner Other kinds of adverbs 18. Sentences Interrogative sentences Question words Negative sentences Objects Conjunctions and relative pronouns The ordinal numbers Numerical expressions Dates 20. Miscellaneous topics The verb piacere The passive and the impersonal si Other topicsIrregular verb tables Italian - English glossary English - Italian glossary Answer key