Side By Side Spanish And English Grammar Review
Are you serious about learning Spanish? Do you have a desire to go beyond "getting by in Spanish" and really dig in and deeply learn all aspects of the Spanish language? If you said yes, then Side By Side Spanish And English Grammar would definitely be a book you want to get.
The Idea Behind The Book. How does this book work? Well, most of us have already had an enormous amount of language education, in the English language. We spent year after year of grammar school, high school, and college in English classes where we learned about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, sentence structure, etc.
The magic of this book is that by the way it's laid out it leverages all that language knowledge you already have, and it makes that knowledge work for you as you learn Spanish.
Let's look at how the book treats nouns, for example. If you turn to the nouns page, the left side page talks about nouns in English and the right side page talks about nouns in Spanish. Every aspect of nouns is compared for each language: gender, number, case, etc. And you can clearly see, for example, how much more important gender of a noun is for Spanish than for English.
The book starts out with some introductory information and by giving you a condensed history of each language. Then it goes right into an in-depth look at all the parts of speech of each language, presented in a side-by-side manner. A large section deals with verbs, comparing all the various tenses, voices, and moods for Spanish and English verbs. And appendix sections give you insight into how to use the tricky word sets (ser and estar), and (por and para).
Advantages of the Side By Side Presentation of Spanish Grammar
You build on what you already know about language grammar. As you go through this book, you'll recognize a lot of what you see from you high school English classes. This familiarity you already have with Spanish similarities to English will supercharge your learning. You'll learn Spanish faster this way. And it'll also allow you to spend your time focusing and concentrating on those aspects of Spanish that are truly different from English.
- Language introductions
- Parts of speech
- 1 book (124 pages)
- From Passport Books
- Book price is $7.95 USD