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This concise introduction to Spanish grammar, designed for English-speaking undergraduates, assumes no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology. It explains each aspect of Spanish grammar and provides a range of engaging exercises to challenge students. Clearly organized into thirty units, covering different aspects of grammar, the book functions as an essential reference guide and a comprehensive workbook. Individual topics can be looked up via a user-friendly cross-referencing system, and concise definitions are provided in a useful glossary of grammatical terms. The exercises are suitable for both classroom use and self-study.
A Student Grammar of Spanish is a concise introduction to Spanish grammar, designed for English-speaking undergraduates. Assuming no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology, it explains each aspect of Spanish grammar in clear and simple terms, provides a wealth of glossed examples to illustrate them, and helps students to put their learning into practice through a range of fun and engaging exercises. The book functions both as an essential reference guide and as a comprehensive workbook, making it the perfect accompaniment to any first or second year undergraduate course in Spanish.
A concise introduction to Spanish grammar, complete with glossary and exercises, designed for English-speaking undergraduates.
About the Author
Ronald E. Batchelor has retired from a senior position at the University of Nottingham, where he taught French and Spanish for 40 years.
Table of Contents
1. Alphabet, spelling and pronunciation; 2. Definite and indefinite articles, gender of nouns; 3. Number; 4. Verbs; 5. Perfect tense and pluperfect tense; 6. Future tense and future perfect tense; 7. Imperfect tense; 8. Preterit tense or past definite; 9. Conditional tense; 10. Progressive tense or gerund; 11. Imperative mood; 12. Irregular verbs; 13. 'Ser' and 'Estar'; 14. Transitive and intransitive verbs, and reflexive verbs; 15. Impersonal verbs; 16. Subjunctive; 17. Personal pronouns; 18. Possessive adjectives and pronouns, relative and interrogative pronouns; 19. Indefinite pronouns; 20. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; 21. Adjectives; 22. Personal or distinctive 'A'; 23. Prepositions; 24. Prepositions 'por' and 'ara'; 25. Adverbs; 26. Interrogative and negative sentences; 27. Numbers and measurements, time and dimensions; 28. Comparatives and superlatives; 29. Word order; 30. Augmentatives and diminutives.