This new edition of Portuguese: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern European Portuguese. Combining traditional and function-based grammar, the book sets out the complexities of Portuguese in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and substantiated by examples. Throughout, the emphasis is on Portuguese as used by native speakers.
This third edition:
An important addition to Routledge’s collection of grammars on the variants of Portuguese, this is an ideal reference source for the learner and user of European Portuguese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
Chapter 1 Pronunciation and spelling Chapter 2 Nouns Chapter 3 Articles Chapter 4 Adjectives Chapter 5 Pronouns Chapter 6 Numerals Chapter 7 Verbs Chapter 8 Adverbs Chapter 9 Conjunctions Chapter 10 Prepositions Chapter 11 Elements of Syntax Chapter 12 Additional notes on Portuguese usage Chapter 13 Socializing Chapter 14 Exchanging factual information Chapter 15 Getting things done Chapter 16 Finding out and expressing intellectual attitudes Chapter 17 Judgement and evaluation
Essential Grammars describe clearly and succinctly the core rules of each language and are up-to-date and practical reference guides to the most important aspects of languages used by contemporary native speakers. They are designed for elementary to intermediate learners and present an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today.
Essential Grammars are a reference source for the learner and user of the language, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections that are clear and free from jargon.
Essential Grammars are ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
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