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Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect Series)

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar (Practice Makes Perfect Series) [Kindle Edition]

Marcel Danesi
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Build up your Italian grammar skills and communicate with ease

The only way to boost your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master.

Focusing on the practical aspects of Italian as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with:

  • Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand
  • Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point
  • Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style
  • Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
  • A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks

With help from this book, you can effortlessly use:

Possessive adjectives • Relative pronouns • Gerunds • Expressions of time • The passive and the impersonal Si * The subjunctive mood * Question words

About the Author

Marcel Danesi teaches Italian at the University of Toronto.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 38081 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (30 Oct 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071603689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071603683
  • ASIN: B009AP49ZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,764 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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As someone who has been learning Italian informally over a number of years, I found this book very helpful - it covers some of the more tricky grammar areas which it is difficult to get right without repeated exposure to the language, so it is helpful to be able to re-visit grammar and revise the basics as well as learn new areas. It does it in a way which is clear and comprehensive, with exercises which help to embed the learning. A more traditional approach than that used by many of the topic based learning guides currently available.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A competent grammar reference 13 Dec 2010
This book seems fine, containing all the usual aspects of grammar with full verb tables at the back as well as all the answers to the exercises within the book.

My only grumbles are that this publisher used to perforate the answer pages so that you could easily remove them and keep them separate and refer to them easily rather than flicking backwards and forwards in the book. The second grumble is that it has been printed on quite rough recycled paper, which I find difficult to write on and it behaves like blotting paper when fountain pen ink is used.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD AND SIMPLE! 28 Mar 2011
By IreneSX
I've been learning Italian the last 5 months and I have found this book to be really helpful. It's great for revision and checking up on things-full of exercises!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grammar guide 11 Sep 2011
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I needed a clear, no nonsense grammar book where I could check rules and learn new structures. This fits the bill. Easy to find what you want. No gimmicks. Arrived quickly, well packaged.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent language text book! 24 May 2012
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This series of books is excellent. I have already purchased the German and French version and find them clear, concise and very helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, practice does make perfect 29 Jun 2014
By Phoober
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Italian grammar is not easy to learn, but as the books says, 'practice makes perfect' and with all the things students of the language need to remember, especially with regards to genders and plurals, students will need to practice a lot!

I'm a language teacher, so understand how important it is to study the grammar of a language and at a level that is complimentary to the stage the learner is at. This would do very well for Pre-Intermediates (possibly) to Upper Intermediates. It is too difficult for Beginners as, in places, it asks you to draw on language knowledge you may not possess, and it's too easy for advanced learners. This series does actually have an advanced learners' addition though.

This book covers all the parts of speech and their sub-categories, though it could benefit from being more explanatory in places. It also states that you learn the grammar in context - this is not actually so, but it will enable the student recognise certain grammar structures when they are looking at it in context.

Overall, not a bad grammar book at all and one of the better ones on the market.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 13 Jun 2014
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I don't even know if if it's a good grammar book because the examples are in such a small font and I haven't been able to increase them. I can't read it properly! I would like my money back please.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Reference Book 8 Jun 2014
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While not a complete "Textbook" for teaching, it does include a good breadth of vocabulary and idiom and the exercises are useful reinforcement.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as expected and I disagree with some of the things written in this book.
Published 14 days ago by S. Watters
1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst books you could chose for learning Italian
One of the worst books you could chose for learning Italian, full of mistakes and a lot of the vocab. was irrelavant for everyday use. Read more
Published 2 months ago by miss l astill
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I'm very happy with this book. It's well written and easy to follow. Good excercises for the beginners in itallian. Arrived very fast.
Published 7 months ago by Oli
5.0 out of 5 stars Adoro questo libro!
This is a cracker of a grammar book. I thought that I knew a fair bit of Italian and was happily scribbling answers in on the first chapter, having arrogantly skimmed over the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by pingfloy
4.0 out of 5 stars great book for grammar
This book is great for what its for, however a bit disorganised and repetitive. For the price you get what you pay for
Published 8 months ago by Ana Vieyra
2.0 out of 5 stars Pages missing!
I was using this book to complement my italian classes but there are pages missing. I can't follow all of the rules etc before completing the exercises because of this and it's... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ms. M. Gorman
5.0 out of 5 stars good
really really really really really good... is perfect, really helpful, I complete recommend it, is helping me a lot, I hope to pick some...
Published 11 months ago by Pablo Laponniatoska
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful addition
No Grammar is perfect - I have acquired several Italian Grammars - some are better than others on particular constructions etc. This one has been added to my panoply!
Published 13 months ago by Classics Beginner
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good if you don't speak Italian
As a teacher of Italian, I was quite disappointed with this product. It is perfect if you are a linguist and want to compare Italian with English, but if you want to learn Italian... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Gloria
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