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Spanish Grammar in Review

Spanish Grammar in Review - 3rd edition

Spanish Grammar in Review - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780130283351

ISBN10: 0130283355

Spanish Grammar in Review by James S. Holton, Roger L. Hadlich and Norhma Gomez-Estrada - ISBN 9780130283351
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Spanish Grammar in Review by James S. Holton, Roger L. Hadlich and Norhma Gomez-Estrada - ISBN 9780130283351

ISBN13: 9780130283351

ISBN10: 0130283355

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 01

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Summary

For courses in intermediate and advanced Spanish--as a grammar review text.

Designed to be used with ANY Spanish reader or conversation text, this volume reviews virtually every aspect of modern grammar usage. It contains grammatical analyses of the structure of Spanish, plus an abundance of practice exercises. An answer key can be provided for students to check their own work, if required.

  • NEW--Fined-tuned grammar explanations.

--Improved explanations help to clarify students understanding of some grammar points.

  • NEW--New unit on articles.

--Provides coverage of an area which many instructors found needful.

  • NEW--Expanded unit on ''Problems in English-Spanish Word Association.''

--Helps students to avoid common traps of direct translation, and to understand different shades of meaning.

  • A flexible format.

--Units can be presented by instructors and reviewed by students in any order of preference, and as dictated by class and individual needs.

  • A practical organization of unit material.

--Presents the content of each unit in order of difficulty, and progresses from the most basic concepts to the more complex.

  • An Answer key.

--Offers students the option of immediately verifying their responses to the practice material and thus facilitates individualized and self-paced learning.

  • Illustrated proverbs throughout.

--Present in an amusing way, Spanish proverbs appropriate to the grammar topic in each unit.

  • Vocabulary section--At the end of the text.

--Gives the meaning of virtually all the vocabulary used in the text.

Author Bio

Holton, James S. : University of Hawaii

Hadlich, Roger L. : University of Hawaii

Gomez-Estrada, Norhma : University of North Carolina at Asheville

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Review of Verb Forms: Present, Imperfect, and Preterit Indicative.

1. Present Indicative.
2. Imperfect Indicative.
3. Preterit.


II. Review of Verb Forms: The Subjunctive and Command Forms.

1. Present Subjunctive.
2. Imperfect Subjunctive.
3. Command Forms.


III. Review of Verb Forms: Future, Conditional, Compound Tenses, and Gerund.

1. Future Tense.
2. The Conditional.
3. The Past Participle.
4. Compound Tenses.
5. Gerund (-ndo Form).


IV. Ser, Estar, and Haber (Hay).

1. With -ndo Forms.
2. Locations of Entities vs. Location of Events.
3. Haber for Existence.
4. Estar with Certain Adjectives.
5. Using ser for Material, Ownership, Origin, and Purpose.
6. Ser with Nouns as Complements.
7. With Past Participles (-do Forms).
8. With Adjectives.
9. Contrastive Drills.


V. Expressions of Probability.

1. Future and Conditional Tenses.
2. The Verb Deber.


VI. The Imperfect Past vs. the Preterit Past.

1. The Basic Definition.
2. Preterit and Imperfect in Indirect Discourse.
3. Imperfect and Preterit of Conocer, Saber, Poder, Tener Que, and Querer.
4. Use of the Imperfect and Preterit of Ser.
5. General Practice of Imperfect and Preterit.


VII. The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses.

1. Noun Clauses.
2. The Indicative in Noun Clauses.
3. The Factor of Change of Subject.
4. Subjunctive and Infinitive with Impersonal Expressions.
5. Verbs That Allow Infinitives Even with a Change of Subject.
6. Verbs of Communication: Subjunctive vs. Indicative.
7. Tense Usage in the Subjunctive.
8. The Expression Ojalá.
9. The Expressions Tal Vez, Quizás, and Acaso.


VIII. The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses.

1. Adverbial Clauses.
2. Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses of Time.
3. The Change of Subject Factor.
4. Mientras with Subjunctive and Indicative.
5. Subjunctive and Indicative with Aunque.
6. Emotional Reactions Expressed with Aunque and the Subjunctive.


IX. The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses.

1. The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses.


X. Sentences with Si.

1. Si Corresponding to English Whether.
2. Conditional Sentences with Si.
3. Possible Conditions in the Past.


XI. The Articles: Use and Non-Use.

1. General Statements.
2. Titles.
3. Definite Article Instead of the Possessive.
4. Names of Languages.
5. El vs. La with Feminine Nouns.
6. No Article in English vs. Article in Spanish with Days of the Week and Other Phrases.
7. Geographical Names.
8. Indefinite Articles and Predicate Nouns.
9. The Neuter Article Lo.


XII. Verb-Object Pronouns.

1. Direct Objects.
2. Indirect Objects.
3. Verbs That Allow Only Indirect Objects.
4. Reflexive and Non-Reflexive Direct Objects.
5. Two Verb-Object Pronouns Together.
6. Reciprocal Reflexive Construction Each Other.
7. Indirect Object Expressing Interest, Possession, and the Like.
8. Unplanned Occurrences.


XIII. Substitutes for Nouns: Nominalization.

1. Nominalizations with Gender and Number.
2. Es Mío vs. Es El Mío.
3. Lo Que.


XIV. Passives and Their Equivalents.

1. The Ser Passive.
2. Se as Marker of an Unspecified Subject.
3. Pronouns with Se-Passive Construction.
4. Redundant Object Pronouns with Se-Passives.


XV. Time Expressions with Hacer and Llevar.

1. Hacer for English ''Ago.''
2. Hacer for Action Continuing over a Period (to the Present).
3. Hacer for Action Continuing over a Period (in the Past).
4. Llevar as an Equivalent of Hacer in Time Expressions.


XVI. Por and Para.

1. Para vs. Por.
2. The Preposition Para.
3. The Preposition Por.


XVII. Personal A.

1. The Personal a Marks Direct Object Persons.
2. The Personal a with Pronouns Denoting Persons.
3. The Personal a Omitted with Indefinite Persons.


XVIII. Prepositions: Use and Non-Use.

1. Spanish Preposition vs. English No Preposition.
2. English Preposition vs. Spanish No Preposition.
3. Contrasting Prepositions--Spanish vs. English.
4. Contrasting Prepositions in Spanish.


XIX. Comparisons.

1. Comparisons of Inequalit.
2. Irregular Comparative Forms.
3. Más de and Menos de.
4. Más and Menos Del Que, De La Que, De Lo Que, etc.
5. Comparisons of Equalit.


XX. Relatives.

1. Relatives.
2. Que.
3. Que vs. Quien.
4. Replacing Que with Quien in Nonrestrictive Clauses.
5. Cuyo.
6. El Que and El Cual.
7. Lo Cual and Lo Que.
8. Nominalized El Que.
9. Lo Que as Equivalent of What.
10. Adverbial Relatives.
11. Quien and El Que Equivalent to La Persona Que (anybody who).


XXI. The Position of Descriptive Adjectives.

1. General Principles.
2. Adjectives Whose Meanings Shift Because of Position.
3. Placement of More Than One Adjective.


XXII. Problems in English-Spanish Word Association.

1. Verb Equivalents.
2. Become (Get).
3. What.
4. But.
5. Because.
6. At.
7. Give.
8. Appear.

Vocabulary.
Index.

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