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Spanish Cultural Grammar

 

Useful Materials for Learning Spanish Grammar

 

The aim of this selection of Spanish examples, which consists of proverbs, popular rhymes, excerpts from plays, etc., is to provide extra support for book courses. The main consideration in making this selection is to consolidate the grammar within a cultural context; therefore, all the examples are arranged into chosen grammatical points. It is hoped that the students will enjoy learning and recognising the grammatical difficulties. The selection is intended to be used for independent study. I would like to thank my colleagues Mr. Anthony Tarrant and Mrs. Teresa Mackinnon for their invaluable advice and help in completing this project. Salvador Ortiz –Carboneres, Honorary Fellow, Language Centre, University of Warwick

 
 

1. Articles and nouns

 

2. Adjectives

3. Adverbs

 

4. Infinitives

5. To Be SER and To Be ESTAR

 

6. Conjunctions

7. The Present Tense

 

8. Querer = to want and to love

9. Dormir = to sleep

 

10. Gustar = to like

11. The Continuous Tense

 

12. To Have

13. The Year, Numbers and the Time

14. The perfect tense

 

15. IR = TO GO

 

16. Future

17. The conditional 

 

18. The reflexive verbs

19. Pronouns

 20. The Imperfect (The pluperfect)

 

21. The Preterite

 

 22. Translation Problems: The Imperfect or Preterite?

23. Imperatives

 

 24. Para and Por and the Passive Voice.