Italian Verb Drills / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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The shortest route to mastering verb conjugations
One of the greatest challenges in learning a language is mastering verb conjugations. The books in the unique Language Verb Drill series make it easier than ever for learners to meet that challenge.
Drilling, whether it's for learning a musical instrument, a sport, or a language, is an essential part of a sound education because repeated, concentrated practice makes specialized skills become second nature.
Unlike most verb books, which tend to concentrate on tables of conjugations, the books in the Language Verb Drills series allow students to focus exclusively on building mastery of verbs without being distracted by other elements of grammar. Combining the features of a workbook and reference manual, they clearly and systematically explain how a verb system works while providing numerous drills for practice. These revised editions of the popular study guides now include a final review section to reinforce the reader's ability to automatically select the correct verb form.
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Table of Contents
Introduction............. V Chapter 1
Overview of Italian Verbs 1
Verbs Ending in -are 3
Verbs Ending in -ere Verbs Ending in -ire Chapter 3
Passato Remoto (Preterit) 44
Essere (to Be) and Avere (to Have) 50
Passato Prossimo with Avere 52
Passato Prossimo with Essere 53
Irregular Past Participles 54
Trapassato Prossimo 61
Past Conditional 71
Present Subjunctive 75
Imperfect Subjunctive 84
Past Subjunctive 90
Pluperfect Subjunctive 94
Se Clauses and the Subjunctive 96
Reflexive Verbs 97
Progressive Tenses 102
Modal Verbs 104
The Passive Voice 107
Verbs That Follow Common Patterns 108
General Review of Verbs 111
Idiomatic Expressions with Avere and Fare 124
Verbs and Expressions Followed by Prepositions 129
Final Review of Verbs 135
Answer Key 149
Verb charts 171
Index of verbs (Italian-English) 179
Index of Verbs (English- Italian)183
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is excellent for learning Italian Verbs. It gives easy to understand examples of when each verb tense is supposed to be used and plenty of opportunities to practice, but....you must do the work to truly learn. Beware though that the answer section does have some mistakes. For instance, page 33 practice 7 question 15, the answer is really partano (partire is the infinitive) not partino as indicated in the book. Only 'are' verbs change to 'ino' in the Imperative 'loro' form. There are several mistakes like this so if you have a discrepancy between your answer and the book answer, just check the beginning explanatory text on the proper conjugation. Don't let this discourage you from purchasing this book as the mistakes are a small percentage of the total volume of work and the positives of working with this book far outweigh the negatives. If you are looking for a book with clear explanations of proper verb tense usage with plenty of conjugation practice, this book is an excellent choice. Overall this book has helped me immensely.
I am using Roseeta Stone Italian which is a total immersion learning system. I needed to find out why the verbs changed & what the rules were for each spelling, singular & plural form. This book was a huge help.
Good skill building tool for those who want or need to communicate in Italian.
This book is fantastic. I've been teaching myself Italian for almost a year now, and this book has helped so much. The verbs are broken down into -are, -ere, and -ire and there are plenty of exercises to help enforce memorization. It covers all the tenses as well, and lists the modals.