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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:
- Each section introduces a part of speech, explaining its functions and answering common questions about it
- Quick Check Charts that summarize the main ideas within each section
- Appendices that identify grammar trouble spots, such as the differences among personal pronouns, the use of determiners, and verb tenses
- A new exercise section with answer key to test and review knowledge
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.
This guide compares and contrasts essential elements of Spanish grammar alongside their counterparts in English. Each section introduces a part of speech and explains its functions and uses in a question-and-answer format. It also includes new exercise section tests.
About the Author
C. Frederick Farrell Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter One: Introducing Languages
Chapter Two: Parts of Speech Chapter Three: Nouns
Chapter Four: Pronouns Chapter Five: Adjectives
Chapter six: Adverbs Chapter Seven: Conjunctions
Chapter Eight: Interjections Chapter Nine: Prepositions
Chapter Ten: Verbs \n