Italian Verb Drills, Third Edition (Drills Series) Paperback – 1 Oct 2010
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Italian Verb Drills helps you overcome the obstacles of Italian verbs, so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in Italian. This book explains how the Italian verb system works, while providing numerous exercises for you to master each point covered.
- Clear explanations of conjugations followed by numerous exercises
- Free online exercises available at mhprofessional.comto assess your skills once you have completed the book
Topics include: Overview of Italian Verbs Verbs Ending in -are, Verbs Ending in -ere, Verbs Ending in -ire, Imperative Future, Imperfect Passato Remoto (Preterit), Essere (to Be) and Avere (to Have), Passato Prossimo with Avere, Passato Prossimo with Essere, Irregular Past Participles, Trapassato Prossimo, Conditional Past, Conditional Chapter, Present Subjunctive, Imperfect Subjunctive, Past Subjunctive, Pluperfect Subjunctive, Se Clauses and the Subjunctive Reflexive Verbs, Progressive Tenses, Modal Verbs, The Passive Voice, Verbs That Follow Common Patterns, Idiomatic Expressions with Avere and Fare, Verbs and Expressions Followed by Prepositions
From the Publisher
A COMBINATION REFERENCE AND SELF STUDY MANUAL. THIS BOOK PRESENTS ITALIAN VERBS CLEARLY AND METHODICALLY FOLLOWING THE MORMAL PROGRESSION OF MOST BASAL TEXTS. VARIED EXERCISES AND REGULAR REVIEW UNITS HELP TO SOLIDIFY UNDERSTANDING. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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They have helped me improve my grammar retention. However, I have got to the section on -ire verbs (Pg. 21) and have found it lacking in accuracy. Four of the standard -ire verbs have an inaccurate or misleading English meaning. For example avvertire is described as meaning "to announce". It actually means "to warn". In addition, other verbs are described as being standard -ire verbs but are not. Benedire for example, is an irregular verb even in the present tense.
Will post more feedback if it gets better.
Work through this book patiently and whatever else you don't know at the end, the constant repetition means that verbs are no longer a part of what you don't know. I reckon that the amount of work I have done means that the cost of this book to me is about 10 pence per hour
1) Have the answers on the same page so that you could cover them up while working, then easily check your answers. It's annoying to have to look in the back of the book.
2) Use more complete sentences for the questions e.g. instead of 'I eat' use 'I eat an apple' or 'At 11am, I eat an apple'. It goes into memory much better if the sentence has more meaning.
3) Have more practice e.g. chapter 1 exercise 15 introduces 4 very important 'are' verbs that are irregular in the present tense. The only exercise is to conjugate them once, in the usual order, io, tu, lei etc.
Having said that, this book is a valuable resource for learning verbs, particularly in their infinitive form. I use this book in conjunction with other Italian books and Internet research, so don't expect it to stand alone as a means of helping you learn Italian.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for learning italian if you are a complete beginner later sections could do with some more in depth explanations but great overall. Would recommend.Published 17 days ago by James
Can't believe how easily the content of this book on Italian Verbs led me into understanding how verbs are constructed and used in the Italian language. Wonderful!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Think this book is great as it gives you lots of exercises to practise which is the only way I learnPublished 3 months ago by Tonia sexton
almost excellent. In some chapers they could put more tasks but still i recommend this book for everyonePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer