- Series: Modern Grammars
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 14, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415566444
- ISBN-13: 978-0415566445
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.1 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars) 1st Edition
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About the Author
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.
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Honestly, there is nothing I disliked about this grammar. Maybe it is not the best book to start studying Portuguese from scratch, unless one is already familiar with at least a couple of Romance languages, but otherwise it is probably the only Portuguese grammar one will ever need.
I really love this book for a couple reasons:
-Part A (traditional grammar layout) is concise and thorough.
-Part B (topics more centered around communication) is GREAT for learning some new expressions and vocabulary!
-There are notes next to any constructions/expressions/words that are colloquial and bookish/academic.
-The chapters on verb tenses and aspect are very thorough and helpful. They even give insight to the differences between the spoken and written language (For example, in chapter 18.3.5: "The imperfect tense is very frequently used, especially in the spoken language, to replace the conditional tense.").
-Chapter 19 has lists of verbs organized by which prepositions they take when followed by an infinitive.
-The layout of the book is very straightforward, clean, and user-friendly! There is enough space between each section to make notes if needed, too.
All in all, I am THRILLED with this grammar. It's by far the best resource for Portuguese on my shelf! I have just purchased Modern French Grammar: A Practical Guide (it looks just as promising!), and intend to buy other Routledge Modern Grammars for any languages I learn in the future. Really great series!
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Material specially recomendéis for those who already Know some portuguese