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2nd Edition

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook

ISBN 9781138646933
Published March 8, 2017 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

The second edition of Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Brazilian Portuguese.

The book is divided into two sections:

• Part A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures

• Part B practises everyday functions (e.g. making social contact, asking questions and expressing needs).

A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress.

The Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese, including undergraduates taking Brazilian Portuguese as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced school, adult education and self-study students. While primarily intended for use in conjunction with Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide, it can also serve as an independent resource.

Table of Contents

1 Pronunciation and spelling  2 Gender and gender agreement  3 Number and number agreement  4 Articles  5 Adjectives and adverbs  6 Numbers and numerical expressions  7 Personal pronouns  8 Demonstratives  9 Possessives  10 Relative pronouns  11 Interrogatives  12 Exclamations  13 Indefinite adjectives and pronouns  14 Negatives  15 Regular verb conjugations  16 Semi-irregular and irregular verbs  17 Gerunds, past participles, compound tenses and the passive  18 Use of the tenses  19 The infinitive  20 The subjunctive  21 The imperative  22 Reflexive verbs  23 Ser, estar and ficar  24 Verbs used in auxiliary, modal and impersonal constructions  25 Prepositions  26 Conjunctions  27 Word order  28 Word formation  29 Making social contacts  30 Basic strategies for communication  31 Asking questions and responding  32 Negating  33 Reporting  34 Asking and giving personal information  35 Identifying people and things  36 Describing  37 Making comparisons  38 Expressing existence and availability  39 Expressing location and distance  40 Expressing possessive relations  41 Expressing changes  42 Expressing cause, effect and purpose  43 Expressing knowledge  44 Remembering and forgetting  45 Expressing obligation and duty  46 Expressing needs  47 Expressing possibility and probability  48 Expressing certainty and uncertainty  49 Expressing supposition  50 Expressing conditions  51 Expressing contrast or opposition  52 Expressing capability and incapability  53 Seeking and giving permission  54 Asking and giving opinions  55 Expressing agreement, disagreement and indifference  56 Expressing desires and preferences  57 Expressing likes and dislikes  58 Expressing surprise  59 Expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction  60 Expressing hope  61 Expressing sympathy  62 Apologizing and expressing forgiveness  63 Expressing fear or worry  64 Expressing gratitude  65 Giving advice and making suggestions  66 Making requests  67 Giving directions, instructions and orders  68 Making an offer or invitation and accepting or declining  69 Talking about the present  70 Talking about the future  71 Talking about the past

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John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored a number of language teaching books and project-coordinated and co-authored four best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.


"John Whitlam's Modern Portuguese Brazilian Grammar is a wonderful supplement to my Portuguese textbook. It offers dimensional explanations and a broad range of examples ​of language use. I often assign material from this guide and the corresponding workbook to students who want to fast track their ​acquisition of Portuguese." - Dr Cynthia Sloan, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish, Portland Stage University