This is the first comprehensive modern Portuguese grammar written for the English-speaking reader. The book covers in detail all the patterns of modern Portuguese as spoken and written in Brazil, focusing on those points which are especially challenging for the English-speaking student, such as the use of the subjunctive, use of the definite article, preterit vs. imperfect verb forms, prepositions, and many others. With a wealth of examples to clarify every topic and an extensive index, this indispensable grammar offers students and teachers easy access to all the information they need for in-depth study of Portuguese.
Key features of the book:
focuses on the needs of the English-speaking reader
incorporates the results of recent linguistic research in jargon-free language
emphasizes modern spoken Brazilian usage
describes current Brazilian pronunciation in detail
devotes a separate chapter to spelling problems
discusses trends of the modern spoken language