By John Whitlam

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: a pragmatic Guide is an leading edge reference advisor to Brazilian Portuguese, combining conventional and function-based grammar in one volume.



The Grammar is divided into components. half A covers conventional grammatical different types resembling contract, nouns, verbs and adjectives. half B is thoroughly equipped round language capabilities protecting all significant verbal exchange events such as:





  • establishing id

  • making contact

  • expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.

With a robust emphasis on modern utilization, all grammar issues and features are richly illustrated with examples. major beneficial properties of the Grammar include:





  • clear, jargon-free factors

  • emphasis at the language because it is spoken and written today

  • extensive cross-referencing among the several sections.



A mix of reference grammar and useful utilization guide, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the appropriate source for novices of Brazilian Portuguese in any respect degrees, from newbie to complicated. it may be used independently, or together with the trendy Brazilian Portuguese Workbook, see ISBN 9780415566469.


John Whitlam is a contract author, college lecturer and lexicographer dependent in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored a few language educating books and undertaking coordinated and co-authored 3 of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.

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