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Author Batchelor, R. E. (Ronald Ernest)

Title A reference grammar of Spanish / R.E. Batchelor, Miguel Ángel San José
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 553 pages) : illustrations
Series Reference grammars
Blackwell reference grammars.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents/Lista de materias; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction to the Spanish language; Part I; ; Part II; 7 Definite article / Artículo definido; 8 Indefinite article and indefinite pronoun / Artículo indefinido y pronombre indefinido; 9 Gender / Género; 10 Number1 (singular and plural) / Número (singular y plural); 11 Verbs and moods of verbs / Verbos y modos de verbos; 12 Infinitive / Infinitivo; ; 13 Compound/perfect infinitive / Infinitivo pretérito perfecto; ; 14 Infinitive as noun / Infinitivo como sustantivo
15 Present tense / Tiempo presente; 16 Perfect tense / Pretérito perfecto; ; 17 Irregular past participles / Participios de pasado irregulares; ; 18 Verbs with two past participles / Verbos con dos participios de pasado; ; 19 Past participles used as nouns / Participios de pasado con función de sustantivos; ; 20 Ablative absolute / Ablativo absoluto; ; 21 Verb + infinitive when "that" is used in English / Verbo + infinitivo cuando se usa "that" en inglés
22 Pluperfect tense and past anterior / Pretérito pluscuamperfecto de indicativo (antecopretérito [A, M]) y pretérito anterior (antepretérito [A, M]); 23 Imperfect tense / Pretérito imperfecto de indicativo (copretérito [A, M]); ; 24 Preterit tense / Pretérito simple; ; 25 Contrasts between the imperfect, preterit and perfect tenses / Contrastes entre el imperfecto, el pretérito y el pretérito perfecto; ; 26 Future tense / Futuro; ; 27 Future perfect tense / Futuro perfecto; ; 28 Conditional tense / Condicional simple
29 Conditional perfect tense / Condicional perfecto (antepospretérito [M]); 30 Progressive tense or gerund / Progresivo o gerundio; ; 31 Imperative mood / Modo imperativo; ; 32 Irregular verbs / Verbos irregulares; ; 33 Radical changing verbs / Verbos con cambio vocálico (diptongación y verbos del tipo "pedir", e>i); ; 34 Verbs with orthographical changes / Verbos con cambios ortográficos; ; 35 Uses and contrasts of "ser" and "estar" / Usos y contrastes de "ser" y "estar."
36 Verbs used as substitutes for "ser" and "estar" (including "hay") / Verbos utilizados como sustitutos de "ser" y "estar" (incluyendo "hay"); 37 Transitive and intransitive verbs / Verbos transitivos e intransitivos; ; 38 Reflexive verbs / Verbos reflexivos; ; 39 Passive voice / Voz pasiva; ; 40 Defective verbs / Verbos defectivos; ; 41 The modal auxiliary verbs "deber" and "poder" / Los verbos auxiliares modales "deber" y "poder"; ; 42 Ellipsis of verbs in main and subordinate clauses / Elipsis de verbos en oraciones principales y subordinadas
Summary "A Reference Grammar of Spanish is a comprehensive handbook on the structure of the Spanish language. Keeping technical terminology to a minimum, it provides a detailed yet clear point of reference on all the intricacies of Spanish grammar, covering word order, parts of speech, verb use, syntax, gender, number, alphabet, and pronunciation. Accompanied by a wealth of carefully chosen examples, it looks at Spanish in Iberia, the USA, Mexico, and Argentina, and demonstrates the differences between these varieties. It is designed specifically with English-speaking learners in mind, and contains useful tools such as a glossary of terms, an index, and a detailed examination of different registers of the language. Clearly structured and systematically organised, this volume is set to become the standard guide to the grammar of contemporary Spanish, and will be an invaluable resource for teachers and students, as well as a practical supplement to textbooks and classroom study"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English and Spanish
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Subject Spanish language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Spanish language -- Grammar
Genre/Form Textbooks
Form Electronic book
Author San José, Miguel Angel.
ISBN 051184560X (electronic bk.)
0511929692 (electronic bk.)
0511932375 (electronic bk.)
9780511845604 (electronic bk.)
9780511929694 (electronic bk.)
9780511932373 (electronic bk.)