Complete Italian Grammar Review

ISBN-10: 0764134620

ISBN-13: 9780764134623

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Marcel Danesi

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This title, the first in Barrons brand-new series of grammar review books, presents a complete overview of grammatical terms, parts of speech, and how they work together in the Italian language. An opening section presents the basics of Italian pronunciation, spelling, and sentence structure. Sections that follow cover all verb tenses and moods, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs. A final multi-chapter section deals with several need-to-know subjects including the difficult Italian verb piacere, idiomatic expressions, numbers, telling time and dates, and a summary of basic conversation and writing techniques. A special feature is a series of Culture Capsules presented throughout the book in Italian, describing interesting aspects of Italian culture, and supplemented with a bilingual glossary. Exercises with answers are presented at the end of each chapter, and word lists and verb charts are presented at the back of the book.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He has authored and co-authored many books on learning Italian and Spanish, including Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way (Barron's).

Introduction
Reviewing and Practicing the Basics
Italian Sounds and Spelling
Vowels
Single Consonants
Double Consonants
Stress
The Alphabet and Spelling Conventions
The Italian Sentence
The Italian Sentence
Affirmative and Negative Sentences
Interrogative and Emphatic Sentences
Other Types of Sentences
Culture Capsule 1
Greeting and Being Polite
Reviewing and Practicing the Verbs
The Present Indicative
Conjugating Regular Verbs in the Present Indicative
Common Regular Verbs
Spelling Peculiarities
Main Uses
Essere and avere
Sapere and conoscere
Other Irregular Verbs
The Past Indicative
The Past Participle
The Present Perfect
The Imperfect
The Past Absolute
The Pluperfect
The Future and Conditional
The Simple Future
The Future Perfect
The Conditional
The Past Conditional
The Subjunctive
The Present
The Past
The Imperfect
The Pluperfect
Other Tenses and Forms
The Imperative
The Progressive Tenses
Reflexive Verbs
Verbs Like Dedurre and Porre
Indefinite Tenses
The Passive and Causative
Culture Capsule 2
Traditions
Reviewing and Practicing the Other Parts of Speech
Nouns
Types of Noun
Gender
Number
Other
Articles and Partitives
Articles
Demonstratives
Partitives
Adjectives and Information Words
Descriptive Adjectives
Information Words
Possessive Adjectives
Indefinite Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Pronouns
Subject
Object
Reflexive
Relative
Demonstrative and Possessive
Other Pronouns
Other Parts of Speech
Adverbs
Prepositions
Other Grammatical Points
Culture Capsule 3
Cuisine
Special Topics
The Verb Piacere
Forms
Rule of Thumb
Expressing Likes and Dislikes
Similar Verbs
Idiomatic Expressions
Expressions with Avere
Expressions with Fare, Dare, and Stare
Miscellaneous Expressions
Numbers
Cardinal Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
Arithmetical Expressions
Telling Time
Hours
Minutes
Time Expressions
Dates and the Weather
Days, Months, and Seasons
Dates
The Weather
Conversation Techniques
Basic Conversation
Expressing Feelings
Speaking About Oneself
Synonyms, Antonyms, and Cognates
Synonyms
Antonyms
Cognates
Written Communication
Punctuation
Letter Writing
E-mails
Culture Capsule 4
Geography
The Most Frequently Used Words and Expressions in Italian
Verb Charts
Answers
Index
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