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Basic Italian

A Grammar and Workbook, 1st Edition

By Stella Peyronnel, Ian Higgins


10 pages

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Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations.

Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian.

Features include:

* contemporary examples in both Italian and English

* grammar tables for easy reference

* full exercise answer key

* glossary of grammatical terms.

Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.


'The book structure is functional, simple and easy to use.' - Daria Mizza, University of Warwick

Table of Contents

Introduction. List of Signs and Abbreviations 1. Nouns; Gender and Number 2. Definite and Indefinite Articles 3. Adjectives; Possessive and Demonstrative Pronouns 4. The Present Tense of essere and avere 5. The Present Tense of Regular (and some Irregular) Verbs 6. Adverbs 7. Direct Object Pronouns (1) 8. Prepositions 9. Questions 10. Indirect Object Pronouns (1) 11. Piacere and Similar Verbs 12. The Present Perfect Tense 13. Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (2) 14. Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (3: Stressed Forms) 15. Relative Pronouns 16. The Imperfect Tense 17. The Pronouns ne and ci 18. The Future Tense 19. The Past Perfect Tense 20. Reflexive Pronouns 21. The Imperative 22. The Pronouns si 23. The Present Conditional. Key to Exercises. Glossary

About the Series

Grammar Workbooks

These titles combine explanation with exercise work. The Basic Grammar Workbooks are for learners starting at elementary level. Intermediate Grammar Workbooks follow on from these and are for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, the Basic and Intermediate volumes together form a structured course of the essentials of each language's grammar.

All Grammar Workbooks are available as inspection copies.

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