Preposizioni: A short guide on the correct use of Italian prepositions

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This is the first volume in our new series called "Piccole Guide" ('little guides') on a variety of Italian grammar topics. These short guides at just under 40 pages each provide a quick review of the usage of Italian prepositions. Our "Piccole Guide" also come with exercise supplements that can be downloaded from our web site, paroladelgiorno.com.
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Publisher
Keith A Preble
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Pages
30
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Language
English
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Foreign Language Study / Italian
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This content is DRM free.
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