Manual de Gramatica : Grammar Reference for Students of Spanish

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-04
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Thanks to its flexibility, simplicity, and range, MANUAL DE GRAM?TICA is the most accessible grammar reference for students of Spanish. It combines clear, easy-to-use charts with detailed grammar explanations in English supported by plentiful examples. The text covers all major grammatical rules of Spanish and offers real-world applications of all grammar points, making it an invaluable reference tool that you will turn to time and again in your language courses. And, with Heinle iRadio's MP3-ready language tutorials, you can review mini-lessons on grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary to study and supplement in-class lessons-anytime, anywhere!

Table of Contents

Sentence components
Verb Structure
Sentence structure: Independent clauses
Main or principal clauses
Dependent or subordinate clauses
Verb-Subject agreement
Syllabification: Consonants
Stress: Categorization of words by stress
Rules for written accents
Special cases
Adverbs ending in ?mente
Non-monosyllabic homonyms
Aun vs aun
Solo vs solo
Demonstrative pronouns
Exclamative and Interrogative Adjectives, Pronouns, or Adverbs
Nouns And Noun Determiners
Nouns and their equivalents
Introduction: Definition
Noun equivalents
Noun companions
Nouns: gender and number
Personal A: Noun Determiners
Articles: Definite articles
Possessives vs. articles: Indefinite articles
Adjectives: Demonstrative adjectives
Possessive adjectives
Forms of descriptive adjectives
Common adjective endings
Adjectives with short and long forms: Position of descriptive adjectives
Comparisons of inequality
With adverbs, Adjectives, and Nouns
With numerical expressions, use de instead of que
With a verb or clause as second part of comparison
Comparisons of equality
Tanto(-a, -os, -as)...como
Tanto como
Personal pronouns
Definitions: Intransitive verbs
Transitive verbs
With subject and direct object
With subject, direct object, and indirect object
With subject and indirect object only
Subject pronouns
Direct object pronouns: Format and usage
Stressed and unstressed object pronouns (direct and indirect object)
Lo: The neuter invariable pronoun
Indirect object pronouns
Required repetitive object pronouns: Direct object pronouns
Indirect object pronouns
Order of object pronouns when combined
Position of object pronouns
Prepositional object pronouns
Se. Introduction
Reflexive pronouns: Reflexives
Se me Construction: Accidental or Irresponsible Se
Impersonal Se: Introduction
Agent Present No agent: Impersonal No agent: Not impersonal: Impersonal se with inanimate objects
Impersonal se with persons
Impersonal se with both human and inanimate objects
Impersonal reflexive construction--Uno
Demonstrative and Possesive Pronouns: Demonstrative pronouns
Possessive pronouns
Interrogatives: ?Que?, ?Cual?, ?Que? vs. ?Cual? with ser, "How", "How"+ Verb=?Como?, "How"+ Adjective or Adverb. Word order
Exclamatives: !Que!+ Noun
!Que!+ Modified noun
!Que!+ Adjective
!Que!+ Adverb
Indefinites and Negatives
Relative Pronouns
Formation and usage
Relative Pronouns without a preposition
Relative Pronouns with a preposition: El cual / el que
Exceptional Prepositions
Additional Uses: Lo que / lo cual
El que
Lo que
Interrogative pronoun: ?Quien?
Relative Pronoun: Que
El cual / el que
Prepositions, Adverbs, And Conjunctions
Prepositions: Function of Prepositions
Verbs used without Prepositions
Individual Prepositions
A: Usage
Personal A: Expression with A. Verbs with A. Con: Usage
Expressions with Con
Verbs with Con. De: Usage
Expressions with De
Verbs with De
En: Usage
Expressions with En
Verbs with En
Para: Usage
Expressions with Para
Verbs with Para
Por: Usage
Expressions with Por
Verbs with Por
List of expressions with prepositions (English-Spanish)
Review of expressions with prepositions
Adverbs: Definition
Adverbs ending in ?mente
Word Order
Multiple function words
Adverbs of time: Aun, aun
Nunca, jamas
Tarde, temprano
Ya, ya no, todavia, todavia no
Examples of Adverbs of time
Adverbs of manner: Asi
Adverbs of quantity: Demasiado, mucho, muy
Examples of Adverbs of quantity
Adverbs of Confirmation, Doubt, or Negation: Acaso / quiza / tal vez
Bueno. No. Si
Tambien / tampoco
Adverbial Phrases
Adverbs of place: Aca / alla; aqui / alli
Arriba; encima; abajo; debajo; bajo
Related Adverbs and Prepositions
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