A New Grammar of the Modern Italian Language (Classic Reprint)

Francesco Gaffino

Excerpt from A New Grammar of the Modern Italian Language To make a book really useful it ought to be written with a special regard to the kind of persons whose patronage it seeks, their age, the stock of kindred knowledge hey are likely to possess, the time they can devote to its study and the extent and quality of the notions they expect to acquire from it. And although this consideration will be found true with regard to books of any kind, yet there are scarcely any to which it more forcibly applies than touch as are intended to assist the student in the acquisition of a foreign language. To suit my book to the wants and wishes, as well as to the average capabilities of earners was therefore my constant aim in writing this new Grammar of the Italian language, destined to complete the collection of Grammars of the modern languages issued by he publisher Karl Jugel in Frankfort on the Main. I was therefore persuaded that the book I had engaged to compile ought to retain only some of the main features of the excellent grammars published in that Collection for he study of the French and German languages, whereas on many other points it must widely differ from them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.