To master speaking and writing Italian, you have to be comfortable using its verb system. Unfortunately for many language learners, however verb conjugation is a major roadblock in their pursuit of Italian-speaking confidence. This book simplifies the complexities of this crucial area of Italian language studies.
This is the only Italian conjugation resource you'll ever need. To master speaking and writing Italian, you have to be comfortable using its verb system. Unfortunately for many language learners, however verb conjugation is a major roadblock in their pursuit of Italian-speaking confidence. If you are one of these learners, "Italian Verb Drills" is here to help by allowing you to overcome these obstacles so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in Italian. Whether used as a textbook supplement in an Italian language course or as a self-study text for learning and review, "Italian Verb Drills" will simplify the complexities of this crucial area of Italian language studies.This comprehensive book features: numerous exercises that demonstrate how the Italian verb system works; regular chapter reviews called "Repasos" to reinforce your learning; and, an answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept. New to this edition, a final unit that sums up all the verb tenses covered so you can select the correct verb form any time you speak or write Italian - something not covered in other verb books.Because of its concise explanations and abundant exercise material, you will find "Italian Verb Drills" a source of unparalleled knowledge and intensive practice that you can use in the classroom or on your own. You'll find you are less intimidated by verb conjugation and, instead, see your confidence in your Italian skills grow. Topics include: regular verbs in the present, imperfect, preterit, future, and conditional of the indicative mood; compound tenses of the indicative mood; the simple and compound tenses of the subjunctive mood; reflexive verbs; stem-changing verbs; orthographic-changing verbs; and, irregular verbs.
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Table of Contents
Introduction... V Chapter 1 Overview of Italian Verbs 1 Verbs Ending in -are 3 Chapter 2 Verbs Ending in -ere Verbs Ending in -ire Chapter 3 Imperative 29 Future 34 Chapter 4 Imperfect 39 Passato Remoto (Preterit) 44 Chapter 5 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 Chapter 6 Conditional 65 Past Conditional 71 Chapter 7 Present Subjunctive 75 Imperfect Subjunctive 84 Chapter 8 Past Subjunctive 90 Pluperfect Subjunctive 94 Se Clauses and the Subjunctive 96 Reflexive Verbs 97 Chapter 9 Progressive Tenses 102 Modal Verbs 104 The Passive Voice 107 Verbs That Follow Common Patterns 108 Chapter 10 General Review of Verbs 111 Chapter 11 Idiomatic Expressions with Avere and Fare 124 Verbs and Expressions Followed by Prepositions 129 Chapter 12 Final Review of Verbs 135 Answer Key 149 Verb charts 171 Index of verbs (Italian-English) 179 Index of Verbs (English- Italian)183
Italian Verb Drills 2/E by Paola Nanni Tate
Paola Nanni Tate
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