Practice Makes Perfect Italian Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect Series)

Practice Makes Perfect Italian Sentence Builder (Practice Makes Perfect Series)

Paola Nanni-Tate

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 0071600353

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Practice Makes Perfect helps you put your Italian vocabulary and grammar skills together!

You may have all the vocabulary down pat and every grammar point nailed--but without the skill of knowing how to put these elements together, communicating in your second language would be nearly impossible. Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Sentence Builders picks up from where other grammar books leave off, showing you the variety of structures and how to combine them to make solid sentences. And like every Practice Makes Perfect title, these books feature crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of opportunities to practice, practice, practice!

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and adverbs that make antonyms or contrasting pairs. ESERCIZIO 15.3 Using the adjectives given, write original sentences describing how someone or something is the opposite. 1. lungo 2. pulito 3. felice 4. magro 5. interessante 6. leggero 7. facile 8. ricco 16 Passive voice Verb constructions have two voices: active and passive. In the active voice the subject performs the action indicated by the verb and the object undergoes this action. The active voice emphasizes who is

c’è in piazza! (vedere) 3. (Voi) pazienza con i vecchi! (avere) 4. signora! Il dottore viene subito. (accomodarsi) 5. Loro zitti! (stare) 6. agli affari suoi! (pensare) 7. Che Dio vi ! (aiutare) 8. Magari ! (io-dormire) Uses of the subjunctive in dependent clauses It is necessary to use the subjunctive after the following subordinating conjunctions and expressions: The subjunctive is also used with these indefinite pronouns and adjectives: ESERCIZIO 17.6 Complete the following

clarify the written text. Italian uses the same punctuation marks as English, although sometimes they are used in a different way, so it is important to familiarize yourself with their usage. Period The period is used to mark the end of a declarative sentence and indicates a prolonged pause of the voice. The word coming after the period must be written with a capital letter, and when a paragraph is completed it is necessary to start the next one on a different line. The period is also

ESERCIZIO 3.5 Use the following words and phrases to form a complete question. 1. viene / con sua sorella / lui / al cinema? 2. perchè / con i bambini / non giochi? 3. quanti / ha comprato / metri / la sarta / di stoffa? 4. quanto / il nuovo CD / costa? 5. quale / hai comprato / macchina? 6. avete mangiato / che cosa / questa sera? 7. al ristorante / a mangiare / siete andati? 8. da dove / è / questo libro / venuto? ESERCIZIO 3.6 Write a question using the words in

4. Da’a me la borsa! 5. Da’a noi un colpo di telefono! 6. Fa’a noi un favore! 7. Fa’a lui un regalo per il suo compleanno! 8. Non dare a lui un orologio! 9. Da’a lei la macchina nuova! 10. Non dare a lei la macchina fotografica! 5 Coordinating conjunctions Conjunctions show how words or phrases are related and allow us to express, in a logical way, a complex thought. If we did not use them, we would end up with a list of disjointed information. A clause is made up of a

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