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Practising Spanish Grammar

3rd Edition

By Angela Howkins, Christopher Pountain, Teresa de Carlos

© 2011 – Routledge

248 pages

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About the Book

This third edition of PRACTISING SPANISH GRAMMAR offers you a wide variety of exercises that put Spanish grammar into practice so you can understand better how the language is used today.


  • a glossary that explains grammatical terms clearly, providing you with a useful reference guide to the tools of the language
  • level indicators with all exercises to help you progress at your own pace
  • translations for key words within the exercises so you can work without having to stop and refer to a dictionary
  • answers to all the exercises so you can use this book in class or at home
  • a range of exercise types that cater for different learning strategies to help build your confidence in Spanish.

    With its broad variety of brand-new and revised exercises designed to stimulate and engage even the most grammar-shy students, this third edition can be used independently or as the ideal companion to the new fifth edition of the widely acclaimed A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION by John Butt and Carmen Benjamin.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Nouns
    2. Articles
    3. Adjectives
    4. Comparatives
    5. Demonstratives
    6. The neuter
    7. Possessives
    8. Numbers
    9. Pronouns
    10. Forms of verbs
    11. Indicative usage
    12. The imperative
    13. The subjunctive
    14. Reported speech
    15. The syntax of verbal constructions
    16. Non-finite forms of the verb
    17. Modal auxiliaries
    18. Negative constructions
    19. Interrogation and exclamations
    20. Pronomial verbs
    21. The expression of 'becoming'
    22. Passive
    23. Ser, estar and haber
    24. Adverbs
    25. Expressions of time
    26. Conjunctions
    27. Prepositions
    28. Relative pronouns
    29. Nominalizers and cleft sentences
    30. Word order
    31. Affective suffixes
    32. Spelling and punctuation
    General exercises
    Glossary of grammatical terms
    Key to the exercises

    About the Authors

    ANGELA HOWKINS is a former Lecturer in Spanish at Dundee College, Scotland.

    CHRISTOPHER POUNTAIN is Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Queen Mary's College, University of London.

    TERESA DE CARLOS is a native speaker of Spanish and a former Senior Language Teaching Officer at the University of Cambridge.

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