Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook
By John Whitlam
Routledge – 2011 – 190 pages
Series: Modern Grammar Workbooks
Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Brazilian Portuguese. The book is divided into two sections:
A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress.
Modern Brazilian Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese, including undergraduates taking Brazilian Portuguese as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced students in schools and adult education. It can be used independently or in conjunction with Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide.
John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored a number of language teaching books and project coordinated and co-authored three of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.
Contents. Introduction. Glossary. Part A Structures 1. Pronunciation and spelling 2. Gender and gender agreement 3 Number and number agreement 4. Articles 5. Adjectives and adverbs 6. Numbers and numerical expressions 7. Personal pronouns 8. Demonstratives 9. Possessives 10. Relative pronouns 11. Interrogatives 12 Exclamations 13. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns 14. Negatives 15. Regular verb conjugations 16. Semi-irregular and irregular verbs 17. Gerunds, past participles, compound tenses and the passive 18. Use of the tenses 19. The infinitive 20. The subjunctive 21. The imperative 22. Reflexive verbs 23. Ser, estar and ficar 24. Verbs used in auxiliary, modal and impersonal constructions 25. Prepositions 26. Conjunctions 27. Word order 28. Word formation PART B Functions 1 Social contacts and communication strategies II Giving and seeking factual information III Putting events into a wider context IV Expressing emotional attitudes V The language of persuasion VI Expressing temporal relations
VI Expressing temporal relations