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En Breve : Concise Review of Spanish Grammar

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This unique grammar review includes many proverbs, songs and poems to illustrate points of grammar. Abundant, interesting exercises follow each grammar lesson and include reading, cultural and conversational material. Features: * Concise format not only permits the instructor to cover the entire book in one semester, but also allows time to integrate supplementary materials. * Provides answers to section exercises in an appendix, encouraging students to study effectively on their own. * Reinforces skills in each lesson with exercises that review the previous lessons and with two comprehensive review sections. * Includes an appendix on false cognates to help students distinguish words that look alike. * Incorporates brief Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries. New to this edition: * Introduces many new exercises and frame stories throughout the text. * Includes brief sections on practical conversational expressions and idioms related to eight different topics. * Encourages students to predict what each passage will address with new prereading sections, Vistazos preparativos.
* Provides an orthographic table in Appendix D, helping students improve writing and pronunciation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 165.1 x 234.95 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0155007483
  • 9780155007482

Table of contents

Preface. Lesson 1. Gender of Nouns. Plural of Nouns. Idioms and Word Study. The Present Tense. Lesson 2. The Definite Article. The Neuter Article. The Indefinite Article. Idioms and Word Study. The Imperfect Tense. The Preterite Tense. Lesson 3. Adjectives. Adverbs. Estar and Ser. Idioms and Word Study. The Future Tense. The Conditional Tense. Lesson 4. Possessive Adjectives. Possessive Pronouns. Demonstrative Adjectives. Demonstrative Pronouns. Idioms and Word Study. Compound Tenses. Lesson 5. Subject and Prepositional Pronouns. Object Pronouns. Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs. Idioms and Word Study. The Passive Voice. The Progressive Tenses. Lesson 6. Formation of the Present Tense of the Subjunctive Mood. Commands. Idioms and Word Study. The Subjunctive in Noun Classes. Review of Lessons 1-6. Lesson 7. The Present Perfect Subjunctive. The Imperfect Subjunctive. The Past Perfect. Sequence of Tenses. Conditional Sentences (If-Clauses). Uses of the Subjunctive in a Main Clause. Idioms and Word Study. Lesson 8. The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses. The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses. Idioms and Word Study. Lesson 9. Prepositions. Para and Por. Idioms and Word Study. The Infinitive and the Present Participle. Lesson 10. Comparison of Inequality. Absolute Superlative. Comparisons of Equality. Idioms and Word Study. The Conjunction Y and E, O and U, Pero and Sino. Lesson 11. Relatives. Interrogatives. Exclamations. Idioms and Word Study. Indefinites. Negatives. Lesson 12. Numerals. Time of Day. Idioms and Word Study. Dates. Diminutives and Augmentatives.
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