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A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar


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Foreword. Abbreviations. 1. Pronunciation. 2. The Article. 3. The Noun. 4. The Adjective. 5. Numerals. 6. Personal Pronouns. 7. Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives. 8. Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives. 9. Relatives. 10. Interrogative and Exclamatory Pronouns and Adjectives. 11. Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives. 12. Impersonal Expressions. 13. The Adverb. 14. Comparative Constructions. 15. Prepositions. 16. Constructions with Verbs and Nouns. 17. Conjunctions. 18. The Verb - Conjugation. 19. Uses of the Tenses. 20. The Passive. 21. Use of the Moods. 22. The Impersonal Forms of the Verb. 23. Special Problems with Spanish Verbs. 24. Subject-Verb Concord. 25. Syntax of Negative Elements. 26. Word Order. 27. Affective Suffixes. Notes. Bibliography. Word Index.

About the Author

Jacques de Bruyne is Charles V Professor of Spanish at Rijksuniversiteit Gent and a Corresponding Member of the Royal Spanish Academy. Christopher J. Pountain is University Lecturer in Romance Philology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College.


"Comprehensive this indeed is, with frequent attention to substandard, variant and regional usages, to developments currently observable, and of course to the language of Spanish-speaking America. The exposition is admirably organized with clear typefaces on uncluttered pages, and is mercifully jargon-free so as to be accessible to all categories of user." --Colin Smith, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, University of Cambridge "A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar is an excellent reference book which I can wholeheartedly recommend for use by English-speaking users of Spanish, including those teaching it as a foreign language. This book is well worth acquiring for a variety of categories of English-speaking people who are mastering or have mastered the basics of Spanish." --Neile A. Kirk, University of Melbourne, Australia

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