A Student Grammar of Spanish, first published in 2006, 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. Clearly organized into thirty units, each covering a different aspect of the grammar, the book functions both 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, which include paired and group activities, are suitable for both classroom use and self-study. Each unit is split into two levels, basic and intermediate, making this grammar the perfect accompaniment to any first or second year undergraduate course.
Ronald E. Batchelor has retired from a senior position at the University of Nottingham, where he taught French and Spanish for 40 years.
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.
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