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Long-trusted as the most practical and comprehensive Spanish grammar book available, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish provides a comprehensive, cohesive, and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today, both in Spain and in Latin America. The eagerly awaited fifth edition incorporates the latest research findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, the Nueva gramática de la lengua española --the definitive guide to Spanish grammar. Packed with a wealth of fresh material, this marvellous resource includes new vocabulary--such as topical and technological terms--bringing the book completely up-to-date; more Latin-American Spanish to ensure extensive world-wide coverage; additional tables to consolidate information and allow for easier learning; notes and footnotes incorporated into the text where possible to make the book easier to read; and a "Guide to the Book" enabling you to make the most of this new edition. Spanish is the most popular foreign language in the US and this new edition will be an invaluable reference work for all students, teachers, and travellers.
John Butt, Emeritus Professor of Modern Hispanic Studies, King's College, London. Carmen Benjamin, a native Spanish speaker and former lecturer in Spanish at king's College, London.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Fifth Edition||p. vii|
|Abbreviations and usage||p. xi|
|How to use this book||p. xii|
|Gender of nouns||p. 1|
|Plural of nouns||p. 16|
|Comparison of adjectives and ad verbs||p. 71|
|Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns||p. 81|
|Neuter article and neuter pronouns||p. 87|
|Possessive adjectives and pronouns||p. 94|
|Miscellaneous adjectives and pronouns||p. 102|
|Personal pronouns||p. 130|
|Le/les and lo/la/los/las||p. 154|
|Forms of Spanish verbs||p. 166|
|Use of indicative (non-continuous) verb forms||p. 202|
|Continuous forms of the verb||p. 233|
|The subjunctive||p. 241|
|The imperative||p. 283|
|The infinitive||p. 292|
|The gerund||p. 309|
|Modal auxiliary verbs||p. 320|
|Personal a||p. 328|
|Interrogation and exclamations||p. 347|
|Conditional sentences||p. 354|
|Pronominal verbs||p. 361|
|Verbs of becoming||p. 386|
|Passive and impersonal sentences||p. 391|
|Ser and estar||p. 408|
|Existential sentences||p. 417|
|Expressions of time||p. 440|
|Conjunctions and discourse markers||p. 453|
|Relative clauses and relative pronouns||p. 502|
|Nominalizers and cleft sentences||p. 513|
|Word order||p. 520|
|Diminutive, augmentative and pejorative suffixes||p. 531|
|Spelling, accent rules, punctuation and word division||p. 538|
|Glossary of grammatical terms||p. 553|
|Glossary of computing and telephone termmology||p. 562|
|Bibliography and sources||p. 567|
|Index of English words||p. 569|
|Index of Spanish words and grammatical points||p. 572|
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