Essential Portuguese Grammar: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Understand and use Portuguese grammar with confidence

Don't worry if you don't know a lot about Portuguese grammar! Essential Portuguese Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to Portuguese grammar, with lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential Portuguese Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for ...

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Overview

Understand and use Portuguese grammar with confidence

Don't worry if you don't know a lot about Portuguese grammar! Essential Portuguese Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to Portuguese grammar, with lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential Portuguese Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them.

Each of the 22 units contains exercises for you to practice what you have learned, with an answer key for instant feedback.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071753302
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Series: TY: Language Guides Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 958,264
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Tyson-Ward has lived, worked and studied in Portugal, and has taught Portuguese for over 15 years. She is a keen promoter of all things relating to the Portuguese-speaking world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction / How to use this book / Glossary of grammatical terms / Portuguese spelling, accents and stress / Nouns and articles / Adjectives / Adverbs / Comparatives and superlatives / Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns / Possessive adjectives and pronouns / Relative pronouns and adjectives / Prepositions / Por and para / Negatives, interrogatives and exclamations / Prefixes and suffixes / Todo, ambos and cada / Numerals / Measures and dimensions / Time / Personal pronouns / Impersonal verbs / Infinitives / Present tense / Radical-changing verbs / Orthographic-changing verbs / Reflexive verbs / Verbs followed by a preposition / Preterite tense / Imperfect tense / Preterite vs. imperfect / Future tense / Conditional tense / Ter and haver / Participles / Compound tenses: present perfect / Other compound tenses / Continuous tenses / Modal auxiliaries: must / ought / should / could / Commands (imperative) / Irregular verbs / Ser and estar / The passive / Tenses of the subjunctive / Subjunctive: emotion, doubt, desire, influence / Subjunctive: impersonal expressions and verbs of opinion / Subjunctive: conjunctions and hypothesis / Subjunctive: indefinite and negative antecedents / If... clauses / Direct and indirect speech / European and Brazilian Portuguese: some differences in vocabulary / Verb tables / Taking it further / Key to exercises

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