Summary: This highly successful textbook begins with a review of major grammatical principles, coupled with oral and written practice, and progresses to grammatical analysis, by asking students to examine both lexical meaning and syntactical function. Questions on grammatical topics are followed by examples that allow the student to generalize the grammatical concept or rule. Each chapter begins with a reading by a well-known author
that illustrates the grammar and usage to be covered in that chapter.
Summary: This highly successful textbook begins with a review of major grammatical principles, coupled with oral and written practice, and progresses to grammatical analysis, by asking students to examine both lexical meaning and syntactical function. Questions on grammatical topics are followed by examples that allow the student to generalize the grammatical concept or rule. Each chapter begins with a reading by a well-known author that illustrates the grammar and usage to be covered in that chapter. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 95 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Holt, Rinehart & Winston Year Published: 1995 International: No
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1. What is grammar?
A Brief Introduction to the Study of Spanish Grammar El cuervo y el zorro, Félix María de Samaniego
2. The Article
La Nochebuena de 1836, Mariano José de Larra
3. Personal Pronouns
Le dije: - es la vida - y no la vi más, Laura Antillano
Las gafas, Cuento popular
El delantal blanco, Sergio Vodanovic
Ropa limpia, Rafael Arévalo Martinez
El extraño caso de la asesina fumadora, Rosa Montero
8. Uses of Tenses in General
Un paseo por la tierra de los anamitas, José Martí Pérez
9. The Use of Past Tenses in Narration
El niño al que se le murió un amigo, Ana María Matute
10. Ser and estar
Las manzanas y el fuego del otoño, María de Monserrat
La Cuesta de las Comadres, Juan Rulfo
12. The Indicative, the Subjunctive, and the Infinitive in Noun Clauses
Del segundo diario de Colón, Clyde James Aragón
13. The Subjunctive and the Indicative in Adjective and Adverbial Clauses
Una carta a Dios, Gregorio López y Fuentes
14. The Imperative, the Conditional, and the Concessive Sentences
Una lucecita roja, José Martínez Ruiz (Azorín)
15. Reflexives and the Verbs Gustar, Faltar, and Quedar
El cambio, Antón Arrufat
16. The Passive Voice and the Impersonal Sentence
Historia de un retrato, Nicasio Silverio
17. Infinitives and the Present Participle
La aventura de los molinos, Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
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