English Grammar for Students of Spanish: The Study Guide for Those Learning Spanish

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
  • Publisher: Heinle

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ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR STUDENTS OF SPANISH explains the grammatical terms that are in Spanish textbooks and shows students how they relate to English grammar. Once students have understood the terms and concepts in their own language, it is easier for them to understand their textbook. With simple explanations and numerous examples, this brief handbook compares English and Spanish grammar and points out the similarities and differences.

Table of Contents

To the Student. Introduction. 1. What is a Noun? 2. What is Meant by Gender? 3. What is Meant by Number? 4. What are Articles? Definite Articles. Indefinite Articles. 5. What is the Possessive? 6. What is a Verb? 7. What is an Infinitive? 8. What are Auxiliary Verbs? 9. What is a Subject? 10. What is a Pronoun? 11. What is a Subject Pronoun? 12. What is Meant by Familiar and Formal "You"? 13. What is a Verb Conjugation? 14. What are Affirmative and Negative Sentences? Negative Answers. 15. What are Declarative and Interrogative Sentences? 16. What are Some Equivalents of "To Be"? 17. What is Meant by Tense? 18. What is the Present Tense? 19. What is the Past Tense? Preterite. Imperfect. Selection of the Preterite or Imperfect. 20. What is a Participle? Present Participle. Past Participle. 21. What are the Progressive Tenses? Present vs. Progressive Tense. 22. What is Meant by Mood? 23. What is the Subjunctive? 24. What is the Imperative? "You" command. "We" command. 25. What are the Perfect Tenses? Substitutes for the Future Tense. Future of Probability. 26. What is the Future Tense? Substitutes for the Future Tense. Future of Probability. 27. What is the Conditional? Conditional. Conditional Perfect. Sequence of Tenses. 28. What is a Reflexive Verb? 29. What is Meant by Active and Passive Voice? Changing an Active Sentence to a Passive Sentence. Avoiding the Passive in Spanish. 30. What is an Adjective? 31. What is a Descriptive Adjective? Nouns Used as Adjectives. 32. What is a Possessive Adjective? Unstressed Possessive Adjectives. Stressed Possessive Adjectives. 33. What is an Interrogative Adjective? 34. What is a Demonstrative Adjective? 35. What is Meant by Comparison of Adjectives? Comparative. Superlative. 36. What is an Adverb? Adverb or Adjective? 37. What is a Conjunction? 38. What is a Preposition? 39. What are Objects? Direct Object. Indirect Object. Sentences With a Direct and Indirect Object. Object of a Preposition. 40. What is an Object Pronoun? Spanish Direct Object Pronouns. Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns. Spanish Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions. 41. What is an Interrogative Pronoun? "Who, Whom, Whose". "What". "Which one, Which ones". "How much, How many". 42. What is a Demonstrative Pronoun? Neuter Demonstrative Pronouns. "The one, The ones". 43. What is a Possessive Pronoun? 44. What is a Relative Pronoun? Subject of the Relative Clause. Combining Sentences With a Relative. Pronoun Direct Object. Indirect Object or Object of a Preposition in the Relative Clause. Relative Pronouns Without Antecedents. 45. What are Indefinites and Negatives? Answer Key. Index.

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