3rd Edition

A Spanish Learning Grammar

By Mike Thacker, Pilar Munoz Copyright 2012
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    A Spanish Learning Grammar, Third Edition , is an innovative reference grammar and workbook suitable for you, whether you are studying Spanish at intermediate or advanced level.

    Its straightforward explanations of grammar are supported by examples with contemporary vocabulary, humorous cartoon drawings, and plentiful, varied exercises, helping you to grasp often complex points of grammar in an enjoyable way.

    Its carefully devised two-part structure mirrors the learning process, allowing you to focus on core knowledge first and enabling you to progress confidently to more advanced knowledge at your own pace.

    Key features for this third edition include:

    New drawings which illustrate grammar through real-life scenarios 
    New vocabulary bringing you up-to-date with Spanish in the digital ag
    Re-ordering of the section on verbs, making the tenses easier for you to find

    To aid your understanding, this third edition also contains a glossary of grammatical terms, useful verb tables and a key to the exercises.

    Written in the belief that grammar is the key to real communication, this is an essential textbook for any student of Spanish.

    Acknowledgements Introduction Glossary of Grammatical Terms 1 Pronunciation, Accents, Spelling and Punctuation 2 Articles 3 Nouns 4 Adjectives 5 Comparison 6 Numerals 7 Personal Pronouns 8 Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns 9 Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns 10 Relative Clauses 11 Interrogatives and Exclamations 12 Indefinites 13 Verbs 14 Present Tense 15 Future Tense 16 Conditional Tense 17 Perfect Tense 18 Preterite Tense 19 Imperfect Tense 20 The Preterite and Imperfect Tenses Contrasted 21 Compound Tenses 22 The Subjunctive 23 Continuous Forms of the Verb 24 If-clauses 25 The Imperative 26 Spelling Changes in Verbs 27 Modal Verbs 28 Gustar-type and Impersonal Verbs 29 Ser and Estar 30 Active and Passive 31 Pronominal Verbs 32 The Infinitive 33 The Past Participle 34 The Gerund 35 Negation 36 Adverbs 37 Prepositions 38 Conjunctions 39 Diminutives and Augmentatives 40 Word Order Verb Tables Key to Part I Exercises Key to Part II Exercises Index


    MIKE THACKER, formerly Director of The Language Centre, University of Surrey, UK. PILAR MUNOZ, formerly Senior Tutor in the Department of Culture, Media and Communication, University of Surrey, UK.