Higher Education

En Breve: A Concise Review of Spanish Grammar, 5th Edition

  • Seymour Resnick Queens College of the City University of New York
  • William Giuliano Queens College of the City University of New York
  • Phyllis Golding Queens College of the City University of New York
  • ISBN-10: 0030329337  |  ISBN-13: 9780030329333
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.50

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Overview

Proverbs, poems, and songs illustrate points of grammar in this concise yet complete intermediate-level review. Abundant exercises follow each lesson and include readings, cultural information, and opportunities for conversational practice.

Table of Contents

Preface.
LESSON 1.
1. Gender of Nouns.
2. Plural of Nouns.
3. Idioms and Word Study.
4. The Present Tense.
LESSON 2.
1. The Definite Article.
2. The Neuter Article.
3. The Indefinite Article.
4. Idioms and Word Study.
5. The Imperfect Tense.
6. The Preterite Tense.
LESSON 3.
1. Adjectives.
2. Adverbs.
3. Estar and Ser.
4. Idioms and Word Study.
5. The Future Tense.
6. The Conditional Tense.
LESSON 4.
1. Possessive Adjectives.
2. Possessive Pronouns.
3. Demonstrative Adjectives.
4. Demonstrative Pronouns.
5. Idioms and Word Study.
6. Compound Tenses.
LESSON 5.
1. Subject and Prepositional Pronouns.
2. Object Pronouns.
3. Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs.
4. Idioms and Word Study.
5. The Passive Voice.
6. The Progressive Tenses.
LESSON 6.
1. Formation of the Present Tense of the Subjunctive Mood.
2. Commands.
3. Idioms and Word Study.
4. The Subjunctive in Noun Clauses.
REVIEW OF LESSONS 1-6.
LESSON 7.
1. The Present Perfect Subjunctive.
2. The Imperfect Subjunctive.
3. The Past Perfect Subjunctive.
4. Sequence of Tenses with the Subjunctive.
5. Conditional Sentences (If-Clauses).
6. Uses of the Subjunctive in a Main Clause.
7. Idioms and Word Study.
LESSON 8.
1. The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses.
2. The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses.
3. Idioms and Word Study.
LESSON 9.
1. Prepositions.
2. Para and Por.
3. Idioms and Word Study.
4. The infinitive and the Present Participle.
LESSON 10.
1. Comparisons of Inequality.
2. The Absolute Superlative.
3. Comparisons of Equality.
4. Idioms and Word Study.
5. The Conjunctions Y and E; O and U; Pero and Sino.
LESSON 11.
1. Relatives.
2. Interrogatives.
3. Exclamations.
4. Idioms and Word Study.
5. Indefinites.
6. Negatives.
LESSON 12.
1. Numerals.
2. Time of Day.
3. Idioms and Word Study.
4. Dates.
5. Diminutives and Augmentatives.
REVIEW OF LESSONS 7-12.
APPENDICES.
A. Answers to Section Exercises.
B. Deceptive Cognates.
C. Syllabication, Stress and Written Accents, and Orthography.
D. Songs.
E. Proverbs.
F. Useful Expressions.
G. Verb Charts.
VOCABULARY.
INDEX.