Gramática inglesa

Karibdis
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Este libro, que condensa la
gramática de la lengua inglesa de forma sencilla, exhaustiva y con numerosos
ejemplos de uso cotidiano, es una obra básica de referencia para todos aquellos
que quieran aprender los entresijos del idioma, consolidar conocimientos o
resolver dudas, por lo que se convierte en una herramienta indispensable y de
gran utilidad para manejar la sintaxis, las reglas gramaticales y las
excepciones de una lengua cada día más universal y necesaria a todos los
niveles.



Se ha hecho especial hincapié en
los aspectos más arduos del inglés que se le presentan a los hispanohablantes,
como los verbos compuestos (phrasal verbs), las oraciones condicionales
(conditionals), el discurso indirecto (indirect speech), los verbos modales
(modal verbs) y verbos irregulares (irregular verbs) entre otros temas de gran
interés. Además, al final del libro se ha añadido un índice alfabético con las
expresiones inglesas (idioms) más utilizadas en el lenguaje corriente.

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Karibdis
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Published on
Nov 27, 2013
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Pages
522
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