Synopses & Reviews
Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Italian Pronouns and Prepositions
offers a clear and engaging presentation of all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage, combined with extensive practice, for beginning and intermediate language learners. This new edition features a new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired.
About the Book
This new edition in the successful Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Pronouns and Prepositions offers a detailed examination of these two essential aspects of grammar, which language learners need to master to communicate with confidence. Learners of a foreign language often have difficulty with these areas because the usage of pronouns or prepositions rarely translates directly from English to the new language. Thus, language learners need much more practice in the areas of pronoun and preposition usage than is provided in general grammar books.
This book provides clear explanations of the usage of pronouns and prepositions, followed by practical examples illustrating and clarifying each point. Extensive and varied exercises provide ample opportunity to practice. Answers to all questions are provided at the back of the book, providing immediate feedback.
The new edition features a brand-new review chapter that allows learners to pull together the grammar skills they've acquired throughout the book.
Key Selling Features
- New edition features a brand-new review chapter
- Details all aspects of pronoun and preposition usage
- Clarifies the subtleties of pronouns and prepositions that often escape language learners
- Highly varied and extensive exercises for practice
- Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
- Answer key provided for reference and quick feedback
- Combines the best elements of instruction and practice so readers find all they need in one book.
Helpful instructions and plenty of practice exercises
About the Author
Daniela Gobetti is the assistant director of the Office of International Programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Better Reading Italian and Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Vocabulary.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I Pronouns
; Unit 1.
Subject pronouns; Unit 2.
Direct object pronouns; Unit 3.
Indirect object pronouns; Unit 4.
Double pronouns; Unit 5.
Reflexive pronouns and si as impersonal pronoun; Unit 6.
The pronoun ne; Unit 7.
Pronouns as objects of prepositions; Unit 8.
Interrogative pronouns; Unit 9.
Relative pronouns; Unit 10.
Demonstrative pronouns; Unit 11.
Possessive pronouns; Unit 12.
Indefinite pronouns; Part II Prepositions
; Unit 13.
Prepositions; Unit 14.
Possession and "specification"; Unit 15.
Place; Unit 16.
Time; Unit 17.
Purpose, company, and agency; Unit 18.
Means, qualities, and causes; Appendix; Answer Key