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Complete Italian grammar review

Author: Danesi, Marcel Publisher: Barron's, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 472 p. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0764134620Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print P1000 .IT D36 2006
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001175565
Available 001175565
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Complete Italian Grammar Review Contents Introduction vii 1 3 PART I: Reviewing and Practicing the Basics 1. Italian Sounds and Spelling Vowels /3 Single Consonants /5 Double Consonants /9 Stress /10 The Alphabet and Spelling Conventions /11 2. The Italian Sentence The Italian Sentence /15 Affirmative and Negative Sentences /18 Interrogative and Emphatic Sentences /20 Other Types of Sentences /22 15 Culture Capsule 1 Greeting and Being Polite /27 27 PART II: Reviewing and Practicing the Verbs 29 31 3. The Present Indicative Conjugating Regular Verbs in the Present Indicative /31 Common Regular Verbs /36 Spelling Peculiarities /39 Main Uses /44 Essere and avere /48 Sapere and conoscere /51 Other Irregular Verbs /54 4. The Past Indicative The Past Participle /67 The Present Perfect /70 The Imperfect /76 The Past Absolute /82 The Pluperfect /91 67 5. The Future and Conditional The Simple Future /98 The Future Perfect /108 The Conditional /110 The Past Conditional /119 98 6. The Subjunctive The Present /124 The Past /134 The Imperfect /136 The Pluperfect /141 124 7. Other Tenses and Forms The Imperative /148 The Progressive Tenses /156 Reflexive Verbs /163 Verbs Like Dedurre and Porre /173 Indefinite Tenses /177 The Passive and Causative /178 148 Culture Capsule 2 Traditions /185 185 PART III: Reviewing and Practicing the Other Parts of Speech 8. Nouns Types of Noun /189 Gender /191 Number /196 Other /203 187 189 9. Articles and Partitives Articles /211 Demonstratives /218 Partitives /221 211 10. Adjectives and Information Words Descriptive Adjectives /228 Information Words /234 Possessive Adjectives /237 Indefinite Adjectives /242 Comparison of Adjectives /244 228 11. Pronouns Subject /251 Object /254 Reflexive /263 Relative /265 Demonstrative and Possessive /268 Other Pronouns /271 251 12. Other Parts of Speech Adverbs /277 Prepositions /283 Other Grammatical Points /286 277 Culture Capsule 3 Cuisine /290 290 PART IV: Special Topics 291 293 13. The Verb Piacere Forms /293 Rule of Thumb /297 Expressing Likes and Dislikes /299 Similar Verbs /300 14. Idiomatic Expressions Expressions with Avere /306 Expressions with Fare, Dare, and Stare /308 Miscellaneous Expressions /310 306 15. Numbers Cardinal Numbers /313 Ordinal Numbers /317 Arithmetical Expressions /319 313 16. Telling Time Hours /322 Minutes /325 Time Expressions /326 322 17. Dates and the Weather Days, Months, and Seasons /329 Dates /333 The Weather /335 329 18. Conversation Techniques Basic Conversation /339 Expressing Feelings /344 Speaking About Oneself /345 339 19. Synonyms, Antonyms, and Cognates Synonyms /349 Antonyms /352 Cognates /354 349 20. Written Communication Punctuation /361 Letter Writing /363 E-mails /365 361 Culture Capsule 4 Geography /368 368 The Most Frequently Used Words and Expressions in Italian Verb Charts Answers Index 369 378 395 469

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