Grammar is the glue that holds language together. It governs how sentences are made up, how words change depending on subject and context, and how verbs conjugate to reflect whether something happened in the past, present or future. Unfortunately grammar is also one of the most detested and difficult parts of learning a language. Demystifying Spanish Grammar attempts to shed some of students’ anxiety about tackling these topics.
The book deals with some of the trickier elements of Spanish grammar, including accents, common irregular verbs, challenging tenses and common mistakes using prepositions. The tone of the author is at all times friendly and easy to read, while being very clear in his explanations of each element.
He makes it clear that these are common errors encountered by most Spanish students, so you don’t have that feeling that you just aren’t smart enough to get it right.
The book includes exercises to help you practice what you have learned and check your progress. This way you can make sure that you really understand what has been explained.
The mnemonic devices provided are a great way to help you to remember those important rules without feeling overwhelmed or trying to recite them all by rote.