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Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses

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ISBN-10: 0071451382

ISBN-13: 9780071451383

Edition: 2006

Authors: Paola Nanni-Tate

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Most verb book offer little more than conjugation charts and a few mechanical exercises. 'Italian Verb Tenses' gives you much more. In addition to thorough demonstrations of conuugations for regular and irregular verbs, it features plenty of useful examples and numerous engaging exercises that help you remember verb tenses.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Paola Nanni-Tate teaches Italian at The Ohio State University and is the author of Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Sentence Builder.C. Frederick Farrell Jr., PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

Basic Terminology
The Present Tense (Presente Indicativo)
Verbs Ending in -are
Verbs Ending in -ere
Verbs Ending in -ire
The Progressive Tense (Gerundio)
Essere (to Be) and Avere (to Have)
Expressions of Time
Fare (to Do, to Make)
Sapere and Conoscere (to Know)
Suonare and Giocare (to Play)
The Modal Verbs Volere (to Want, to Wish), Potere (to Be Able, Can), and Dovere (to Have to, Must)
Lasciare, Partire, Uscire, and Andare Via (to Leave)
The Imperative (Imperativo)
Formal Commands
The Imperative with Object Pronouns and Reflexive Pronouns
Additional Ways of Using the Imperative
Reflexive Verbs (Verbi Riflessivi)
Positioning of Reflexive Pronouns
Reciprocal Reflexives
Reflexive Versus Non-Reflexive
The Future Tense (Futuro Semplice)
The Future Tense of Essere
The Present Perfect Tense (Passato Prossimo)
The Present Perfect with Avere
The Present Perfect with Essere
The Imperfect Tense (Imperfetto)
Comparison of the Present Perfect and the Imperfect
The Preterite (Passato Remoto)
Irregular Verbs in the Preterite
The Preterite of Fare
The Preterite of Essere and Avere
The Past Perfect (Trapassato Prossimo), Preterite Perfect (Trapassato Remoto), and Future Perfect (Futuro Anteriore)
The Past Perfect (Trapassato Prossimo)
The Preterite Perfect (Trapassato Remoto)
The Future Perfect (Futuro Anteriore)
The Present Conditional (Condizionale Presente)
The Past Conditional (Condizionale Passato)
Compound Reflexive Verbs (Verbi Riflessivi Composti)
The Subjunctive Mood (Modo Congiuntivo)
The Present Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Presente)
The Imperfect Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Imperfetto)
The Past Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Passato)
The Past Perfect Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Trapassato)
The Passive Voice (Forma Passiva)
Verbs Other than Essere to Express the Passive Voice
Alternatives to the Passive Voice
Idiomatic Expressions (Espressioni Idiomatiche)
Idioms with Avere
Idioms with Fare
Special Constructions with Fare, Lasciare, Metterci, and Volerci
Idioms with Dare
Verbs and Expressions Followed by a Preposition
Verbs and Expressions Followed by the Preposition a
Verbs and Expressions Followed by the Preposition di
Verbs Followed by the Preposition su
Verbs Followed Directly by the Infinitive
Impersonal Verbs
General Review of Verbs
Verb Tables
Glossary of Verbs
Answer Key