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Italian Verb Tenses / Edition 1
     

Italian Verb Tenses / Edition 1

by Paola Nanni-Tate
 

ISBN-10: 0071451382

ISBN-13: 9780071451383

Pub. Date: 11/23/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Conjugate verbs like a Italian

Most verb books offer little more than conjugation

charts and a few mechanical exercises. Practice

Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses gives you

much more. In addition to thorough demonstrations

of conjugations for regular and irregular verbs, it features plenty of useful examples and numerous engaging

Overview

Conjugate verbs like a Italian

Most verb books offer little more than conjugation

charts and a few mechanical exercises. Practice

Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses gives you

much more. In addition to thorough demonstrations

of conjugations for regular and irregular verbs, it features plenty of useful examples and numerous engaging

exercises that help you remember verb tenses. And, equally important, it explains when and why to use them.

Two handy appendices (one listing conjugations and

another matching verbs with their prepositions) make it easy for you to find the right words in Italian quickly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071451383
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Series:
McGraw-Hill Practice Makes Perfect Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
Basic Terminologyxi
Unit 1The Present Tense (Presente Indicativo)1
Verbs Ending in -are2
Verbs Ending in -ere9
Verbs Ending in -ire14
The Progressive Tense (Gerundio)20
Essere (to Be) and Avere (to Have)23
Expressions of Time30
Fare (to Do, to Make)32
Sapere and Conoscere (to Know)34
Suonare and Giocare (to Play)39
The Modal Verbs Volere (to Want, to Wish), Potere (to Be Able, Can), and Dovere (to Have to, Must)40
Lasciare, Partire, Uscire, and Andare Via (to Leave)43
Unit 2The Imperative (Imperativo)47
Formal Commands51
The Imperative with Object Pronouns and Reflexive Pronouns52
Additional Ways of Using the Imperative53
Unit 3Reflexive Verbs (Verbi Riflessivi)59
Positioning of Reflexive Pronouns60
Reciprocal Reflexives62
Reflexive Versus Non-Reflexive62
Unit 4The Future Tense (Futuro Semplice)65
The Future Tense of Essere71
Unit 5The Present Perfect Tense (Passato Prossimo)73
The Present Perfect with Avere73
The Present Perfect with Essere80
Unit 6The Imperfect Tense (Imperfetto)85
Comparison of the Present Perfect and the Imperfect90
Unit 7The Preterite (Passato Remoto)95
Irregular Verbs in the Preterite99
The Preterite of Fare102
The Preterite of Essere and Avere102
Unit 8The Past Perfect (Trapassato Prossimo), Preterite Perfect (Trapassato Remoto), and Future Perfect (Futuro Anteriore)107
The Past Perfect (Trapassato Prossimo)108
The Preterite Perfect (Trapassato Remoto)109
The Future Perfect (Futuro Anteriore)111
Unit 9The Present Conditional (Condizionale Presente)115
Unit 10The Past Conditional (Condizionale Passato)125
Unit 11Compound Reflexive Verbs (Verbi Riflessivi Composti)131
Unit 12The Subjunctive Mood (Modo Congiuntivo)135
The Present Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Presente)136
The Imperfect Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Imperfetto)149
The Past Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Passato)154
The Past Perfect Subjunctive (Congiuntivo Trapassato)158
Unit 13The Passive Voice (Forma Passiva)165
Verbs Other than Essere to Express the Passive Voice165
Alternatives to the Passive Voice169
Unit 14Idiomatic Expressions (Espressioni Idiomatiche)173
Idioms with Avere173
Idioms with Fare174
Special Constructions with Fare, Lasciare, Metterci, and Volerci176
Idioms with Dare180
Unit 15Verbs and Expressions Followed by a Preposition187
Verbs and Expressions Followed by the Preposition a187
Verbs and Expressions Followed by the Preposition di191
Verbs Followed by the Preposition su193
Verbs Followed Directly by the Infinitive193
Impersonal Verbs193
Unit 16General Review of Verbs197
Verb Tables213
Glossary of Verbs221
Answer Key227

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