Más fácil: A Concise Review of Spanish Grammar, 1st edition

  • Estelita Calderon-Young
  • Rodney M. Mebane

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Overview

Adopts a conversational, non-technical tone and presents an array of language samples to foster proficiency in the Spanish language. KEY TOPICS: Features important rules and constructions for nouns, articles, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, interrogatives, conjunctions, prepositions, verbs, and functional expressions. MARKET:Spanish language teachers will find this concise review a non-threatening tool with an abundance of useful data, exercises, and transitional text.

Table of contents



1. Getting Started.

The alphabet. Vowels and diphthongs Pronunciation. Punctuation. Structural considerations. Stress. Accents. Spelling observations. Contractions.



2. Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives.

General. Pluralization. Definite and indefinite articles. Descriptive adjectives. Pluralization. Adjectives as nouns. Nationality. Demonstrative adjectives. Possessive adjectives. Relative adjectives. Ordinal numbers.



3. Pronouns, Adverbs, Interrogatives, Conjunctions, Prepositions.

Subject pronouns. Prepositional pronouns. Possessive pronouns. Reflexive pronouns. Direct and indirect object pronouns. Demonstrative pronouns. Indefinite pronouns. Relative pronouns. Opposing adverbs, adverbs of conditions. Common conjunctions. Common prepositions: a, de, por and para. Summary.



4. Verbs.

Present tenses. Past Tenses. Future and conditional tenses. Commands. Other considerations. Summary of simple tenses. Summary of perfect tenses.



5. Functional Expressions.

Telling time. Keeping track of things. Numbers. Math expressions. Weights and measures. Comparisons. Examples of Language use.



6. Appendices.

Lexicon of Grammatical Terms in English. Glossary of commonly confused and misused terms. Conjugations of common regular, irregular verbs.



7. Vocabulario.

Published by Pearson (February 17th 1993) - Copyright © 1993