This title, the first in Barron's brand-new series of grammar review books, presents a complete overview of grammatical terms, parts of speech, and how they work together in the Italian language. An opening section presents the basics of Italian pronunciation, spelling, and sentence structure. Sections that follow cover all verb tenses and moods, nouns, adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs. A final multi-chapter section deals with several "need-to-know" subjects including the difficult Italian verb piacere, idiomatic expressions, numbers, telling time and dates, and a summary of basic conversation and writing techniques. A special feature is a series of "Culture Capsules" presented throughout the book in Italian, describing interesting aspects of Italian culture, and supplemented with a bilingual glossary. Exercises with answers are presented at the end of each chapter, and word lists and verb charts are presented at the back of the book.
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