A Self-Study Italian Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English to a Italian sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the Italian grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common Italian verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, authors Sergio Adorni and Karen Primoracexplain one grammar rule and illustrate it with English and Italian examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn Italian grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Back Cover
Table of Contents
Find the grammatical term you are looking for in our detailed table of contents
Review Booklet & Answer Key
Test your understanding of English and Italian grammar rules
Sample Chapter
Learn "What are Direct Object Pronouns?" and how they work in English and Italian
Textbook Correlations
Correlations help you match the relevant chapter to your Italian textbook

Book Reviews

Canadian Modern Language Journal
“Throughout the book, the use of charts to summarize points presented is excellent. The authors have taken care to indicate various pitfalls that students often do not avoid . . . Exceptionally well presented is the analysis of the English you and its Italian equivalents, tu, Lei, voi, Loro . . . the use of this book as a supplement to a beginners’ textbook of Italian is recommended.”
Peterson reviews on Amazon
“What a great idea for a book! This book makes the grammar of both English and Italian stand out in high relief. You'll emerge from it with a firmer grasp of both languages. If you want to learn Italian, it should be one of the first five things that you buy.”
Modern Language Journal
“The conceptual and visual presentation of the material is simple and clear. There are numerous diagrams and charts. Although grammar points are isolated for the sake of presentation, there are many cross-references to related terms, as well as a detailed index.”

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What is gender, agreement and number?

Learn terms used in English and Italian grammar such as conjugation, gender, number, and agreement—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in Italian.

Step-By-Step Italian Sentence Structure

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Italian sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and Italian nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct Italian equivalent to the English word.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and Italian grammar so you can choose the correct Italian equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and Italian subjects, Italian direct and indirect objects.

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