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Side by Side: Spanish and English Grammar (Side-By-Side Grammar)
Synopses & Reviews
Learn and review Spanish grammar at a glance!
Of all the obstacles language learners face, grammar is one of the toughest. But now there's a way to learn the subtleties of grammar without all the headaches. This revised and updated edition of Side-by-Side Spanish and English Grammar is the perfect tool to help beginning and intermediate students of Spanish understand the similarities and differences between English and Spanish grammar.
By learning the subtleties of Spanish grammar through comparisons to their native English language, students are able to build on what they already know. They'll be better able to understand and remember Spanish grammar while writing, speaking, and being tested on Spanish usage. This innovative grammar guide includes:
Side-by-Side Spanish and English Grammar gives students a firm grasp of the structure of both languages and sets the stage for true language mastery and enjoyment.
A comparative and simple approach to learning the grammar of a new language
The Side-by-Side Grammar books present explanations of the essential elements of Spanish or French grammar alongside their English-language equivalents. This method allows students to build on what they already know; not only do readers learn grammar for a new language but also enjoy the added benefit of strengthening their grammar skills in their native tongue !
Each lesson clearly explains functions and uses of the different parts of speech and includes abundant examples for each entry. Because the vocabulary is limited to frequently used words, students can concentrate more on a sentence's structure instead of becoming tangled in its meaning. A "Quick Check" section summarizes main ideas in each section andhelps readers retain the most important information. New to these editions are exercise sections to further reinforce students' comprehension.
Intermediate The efficient at-a-glance format of this handy reference places explanations of the essential elements of Spanish grammar alongside their English-language equivalents. The standard format in each section introduces the part of speech, provides examples of its use, and then answers the most frequently asked questions about it. - A systematic, comparative approach. Facilitates students' understanding of forms and structures in both languages and allows students to build on what they already know. - Lessons organized by parts of speech explain functions and uses in clear language with abundant examples. Students focus on and thoroughly understand each grammar concept - while learning the grammar of their own language! - Vocabulary limited to frequently used words. Helps intermediate students concentrate more on structure. - Quick Check summarizes main ideas in each section and provides models. Helps students retain the most important information.
About the Author
C. Frederick Farrell Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota.
Table of Contents
PrefaceIntroductionChapter One: Introducing LanguagesChapter Two: Parts of SpeechChapter Three: NounsChapter Four: PronounsChapter Five: AdjectivesChapter six: AdverbsChapter Seven: ConjunctionsChapter Eight: InterjectionsChapter Nine: PrepositionsChapter Ten: Verbs
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