Essential Italian Grammar [NOOK Book]

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"Good stuff!" — Words & Worlds of New York. 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.
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Essential Italian Grammar

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Overview



"Good stuff!" — Words & Worlds of New York. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486113401
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Series: Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 471,883
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Suggestions for Vocabulary Building 11
Similarities between English and Italian Vocabulary 12
Word Order 14
How to Form Questions 15
Interrogative Words 16
Nouns and Articles 18
Gender of Italian Nouns 18
The Definite Article 18
Plurals of Nouns 19
Irregularities in Noun Plurals 20
Noun Suffixes 21
Hints on the Identification of Gender 21
Masculine and Feminine Forms of the Same Noun 22
Common Prepositions and the Definite Article 23
The Indefinite Article 23
Adjectives 25
Agreement of Adjectives with Nouns 25
Forms of Adjectives 25
Position of Adjectives 26
Special Forms of Bello, Buono, Grande 27
Adverbs 30
Comparisons of Adjectives and Adverbs 32
Comparisons of Inequality 32
Irregular Comparative Forms 33
The Absolute Superlative 33
The Word "Than" 34
Comparisons of Equality 35
Expressing Possession 36
Possessive Adjectives 36
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns 38
Demonstrative Adjectives 38
Questo and Quello as Pronouns 39
The Pronoun Cio 40
Personal Pronouns 41
Subject Pronouns 41
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns 42
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns with the Same Verb 44
Stressed Forms of the Personal Pronouns 44
How to Avoid the Use of Double Pronouns 45
Table of Personal Pronouns 45
Negatives 49
Che, Cui, Chi 51
Che as Conjunction 51
Che as Relative Pronoun 51
The Relative Pronoun Cui 51
The Interrogative Pronoun Chi 52
Conjunctions 53
Verbs 54
Comparison of English and Italian Verbs 54
The Three Conjugations 54
The Present Tense 55
Comparison of Present Tense in English and Italian 55
First Conjugation 55
Second Conjugation 56
Third Conjugation 56
The Present Tense of Commonly Used Irregular Verbs 58
The Progressive Present 59
The Present Participle 59
The Use of Stare 59
The Imperative or Command Form 59
Third Person Command Forms 60
First Person Plural Commands 61
Familiar Command Forms 61
Review Table of Command Forms 62
The Present Perfect Tense 62
The Past Participle 63
The Helping Verbs Avere and Essere 63
The Present Perfect of the Model Verbs 64
The Past Definite Tense 65
The Past Definite of the Model Verbs 65
The Past Definite of Irregular Verbs 66
Common Irregular Past Definites 67
The Past Definite of Essere and Dare 67
The Imperfect Tense 68
The Imperfect Tense of the Model Verbs 68
The Imperfect Tense of Essere 69
The Uses of the Imperfect Tense 69
The Pluperfect Tense 71
The Pluperfect Tense of the Model Verbs 71
Use of the Pluperfect Tense 72
The Future Tense 72
The Future Tense of the Model Verbs 72
The Future Tense of Irregular Verbs 73
The Uses of the Future Tense 74
The Conditional Mood 75
The Conditional of the Model Verb Parlare 75
The Conditional of Irregular Verbs 76
The Uses of the Conditional 76
The Subjunctive Mood 77
Tenses of the Subjunctive 77
The Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs 79
The Uses of the Subjunctive 80
Reflexive Verbs 81
Comparison of Reflexive Verbs in English and Italian 81
The Present Tense of Reflexive Verbs 81
The Present Perfect Tense of Reflexive Verbs 82
The Command Form or Imperative of Reflexive Verbs 82
Important Reflexive Verbs 82
Uses of the Reflexive 83
The Passive Voice 84
Prepositions and Infinitives 84
Verbs Followed Directly by the Infinitive 84
Verbs Followed by a or di before the Infinitive 85
The Present Participle and the Infinitive 85
Idiomatic Constructions 86
The Verb Piacere 86
The Verb Fare 87
The Verb Avere 89
The Verbs Essere and Stare 89
C'e and Ci sono 90
Aver bisogno and Bisognare 90
The Verb Volere 90
The Verbs Dare and Andare 91
The Verbs Sapere and Conoscere 91
Some Useful Expressions 92
A Glossary of Grammatical Terms 94
The Parts of Speech 94
Words about Verbs 97
Words about Nouns 101
Miscellaneous Terms 102
The Parts of the Sentence 102
Index 105
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