Give students practical ways to improve their grammar with this succinct reference book is full of brand new exercises using contemporary language.
This highly successful grammar reference for Advanced level Spanish students provides clear explanations of each grammar feature in English with examples in Spanish. The explanations and examples then increase in difficulty throughout each chapter to ensure comprehension and progression.
- Puts topics into context with at-a-glance openers for each chapter
- Develops your students' creative use of language with a range of open-ended communicative activities
- Provides practice with graded reinforcement exercises and a self-check answer key
- The popular choice for advanced level students with summary and revision points, ideal to use before the exam
Introduction 1 Grammar - what is it? 2 Nouns and articles 3 Adjectives 4 Adverbs 5 Comparative of adjectives and adverbs 6 Superlative of adjectives and adverbs 7 Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns 8 Possessive adjectives and pronouns 9 Numerals 10 Measures and dimensions 11 Times, dates, weather and tener expressions 12 Pronouns 13 Infinitives 14 Present tense 15 Radical-changing verbs 16 Reflexive verbs 17 Future tense 18 Conditional tense 19 Imperfect tense 20 Continuous tenses 21 Preterite tense 22 Preterite and imperfect tenses together 23 Perfect tense 24 Pluperfect and other compound tenses with haber 25 Modal auxiliaries: 'must', 'ought', 'should', 'can', 'could' 26 Gustar and other 'back-to-front' verbs 27 Prepositions and the infinitive 28 Participles and gerunds 29 Imperatives 30 Ser and estar 31 The passive and its avoidance 32 Tenses of the subjunctive 33 Subjunctive: influence, emotion and judgement 34 Subjunctive: doubt, disbelief and possibilty 35 Subjunctive: futurity, purpose and other expressions 36 Subjunctive: indefinite and negative antecedents 37 Other uses of the subjunctive 38 'If...' clauses 39 Negatives 40 Prepositions 41 The personal a 42 Para and por 43 How long for? 44 Relative pronouns and adjectives 45 Interrogatives and exclamations 46 Direct and indirect speech 47 Some special suffixes 48 Spanish spelling and pronunciation 49 An introduction to Spanish vocabulary 50 To put it another way Key to the !Ponte a punto! exercises Verb table Index