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By Mario A. Pei, Oliver W. Heatwole

A very good comparative studying grammar of the 3 significant romance languages. even though possibly geared in the direction of English scholars studying a language for the 1st time, it is going to be Most worthy to English audio system that have already got a interpreting fluency in a single of those 3 languages--simply for the familiarity with the grammatical phrases, the subjunctive temper, etc.

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1. A Comparative functional Grammar of French, Spanish and Italian by means of O. W. Heatwole (1949) you can be capable of purchase it from third-party dealers on Amazon; at present a paperback variation from 1977 is offered for $15.99. (I don’t be aware of if the 1977 version is any diverse from the 1949 variation because it may perhaps simply be a reprint.) The e-book used to be edited by way of Mario Pei and within the foreword, he explains why a booklet of this sort is needed:

“But how fabulous would it not be if there have been just a comparative grammar of the most Romance languages, that will let me to check at a look a rule within the language with which i'm so much accustomed to the corresponding rule within the language i do know least!”

This paintings is a solution to the awake and subconscious wishes of those scholars and instructor of Romance languages. it's a e-book the need of which has lengthy been felt, yet in some way not anyone has ever taken the difficulty to provide it.

There is a few inconsistency within the proven fact that Departments of Romance Languages are way more universal in our approach of upper schooling than separate Departments of French, Spanish and Italian, but nowhere are the Romance Languages taught as a unit from the comparative perspective that may enable the learner to prevent significant confusions and significant pitfalls. studying 3 similar languages right away may still definitely end up not more tough than studying them individually.

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Le tigre montre ses dents. Dolphins are mammals. practice makes perfect French Vocabulary Sharks attack swimmers. Penguins are family oriented. Vultures are an endangered species. The snake can be a symbol for mystery. The tiger shows his teeth. EXERCICE 3·2 Où vivent-ils? Where do they live? Indicate where each animal lives, by writing M for à la maison (at home), F for à la ferme (on a farm), or L for en liberté (free). 1. le loup 2. la vache 3. le poulin 4. le serpent 5. le taureau 6. le chat 7.

Un connaisseur 11. Le soir, chez moi, je préfère... jazz. a. faire un souper b. écouter la musique 12. Tous les soirs, je regarde... internationales à la télé. a. les films b.

Sodium is found in some foods. EXERCICE 3·9 Qu’ont-ils en commun? What do they have in common? In each series of words, place a check mark (√) next to the one that does not belong. 34 1. l’essence le gaz naturel le pétrole 2. le sodium l’or le diamant 3. le soleil le fer le mercure 4. l’acier l’air le soleil 5. l’iode le sodium l’eau 6. le cuir le coton le cuivre practice makes perfect French Vocabulary Produits de l’agriculture (Agricultural resources) Our environment allows us to grow many types of fruits and vegetables to feed ourselves, and many trees, plants, and flowers to beautify the surroundings.

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