Essential Italian Grammar

ISBN-10: 048620779X
ISBN-13: 9780486207797
Edition: N/A
Authors: Olga Ragusa
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List price: $6.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1963
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 111
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

This logical, developmental presentation of the major aspects of Italian grammar includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension. Designed for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire the basics of everyday Italian, this grammar features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.

Introduction
Suggestions for Vocabulary Building
Similarities between English and Italian Vocabulary
Word Order
How to Form Questions
Interrogative Words
Nouns and Articles
Gender of Italian Nouns
The Definite Article
Plurals of Nouns
Irregularities in Noun Plurals
Noun Suffixes
Hints on the Identification of Gender
Masculine and Feminine Forms of the Same Noun
Common Prepositions and the Definite Article
The Indefinite Article
Adjectives
Agreement of Adjectives with Nouns
Forms of Adjectives
Position of Adjectives
Special Forms of Bello, Buono, Grande
Adverbs
Comparisons of Adjectives and Adverbs
Comparisons of Inequality
Irregular Comparative Forms
The Absolute Superlative
The Word "Than"
Comparisons of Equality
Expressing Possession
Possessive Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
Demonstrative Adjectives
Questo and Quello as Pronouns
The Pronoun Cio
Personal Pronouns
Subject Pronouns
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns with the Same Verb
Stressed Forms of the Personal Pronouns
How to Avoid the Use of Double Pronouns
Table of Personal Pronouns
Negatives
Che, Cui, Chi
Che as Conjunction
Che as Relative Pronoun
The Relative Pronoun Cui
The Interrogative Pronoun Chi
Conjunctions
Verbs
Comparison of English and Italian Verbs
The Three Conjugations
The Present Tense
Comparison of Present Tense in English and Italian
First Conjugation
Second Conjugation
Third Conjugation
The Present Tense of Commonly Used Irregular Verbs
The Progressive Present
The Present Participle
The Use of Stare
The Imperative or Command Form
Third Person Command Forms
First Person Plural Commands
Familiar Command Forms
Review Table of Command Forms
The Present Perfect Tense
The Past Participle
The Helping Verbs Avere and Essere
The Present Perfect of the Model Verbs
The Past Definite Tense
The Past Definite of the Model Verbs
The Past Definite of Irregular Verbs
Common Irregular Past Definites
The Past Definite of Essere and Dare
The Imperfect Tense
The Imperfect Tense of the Model Verbs
The Imperfect Tense of Essere
The Uses of the Imperfect Tense
The Pluperfect Tense
The Pluperfect Tense of the Model Verbs
Use of the Pluperfect Tense
The Future Tense
The Future Tense of the Model Verbs
The Future Tense of Irregular Verbs
The Uses of the Future Tense
The Conditional Mood
The Conditional of the Model Verb Parlare
The Conditional of Irregular Verbs
The Uses of the Conditional
The Subjunctive Mood
Tenses of the Subjunctive
The Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs
The Uses of the Subjunctive
Reflexive Verbs
Comparison of Reflexive Verbs in English and Italian
The Present Tense of Reflexive Verbs
The Present Perfect Tense of Reflexive Verbs
The Command Form or Imperative of Reflexive Verbs
Important Reflexive Verbs
Uses of the Reflexive
The Passive Voice
Prepositions and Infinitives
Verbs Followed Directly by the Infinitive
Verbs Followed by a or di before the Infinitive
The Present Participle and the Infinitive
Idiomatic Constructions
The Verb Piacere
The Verb Fare
The Verb Avere
The Verbs Essere and Stare
C'e and Ci sono
Aver bisogno and Bisognare
The Verb Volere
The Verbs Dare and Andare
The Verbs Sapere and Conoscere
Some Useful Expressions
A Glossary of Grammatical Terms
The Parts of Speech
Words about Verbs
Words about Nouns
Miscellaneous Terms
The Parts of the Sentence
Index

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