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“Portuguese sentence structure”

Modern Portuguese: A Reference Grammar by Mario Perini

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (9) 10 “Nine outta ten!” Pros: solid treatment of huge range of grammar and sentence structure topics; plenty of examples of real-life Brazilian Portuguese in use; author focuses on grammar as it’s used by native speakers in Brazil, unlike the standard language of even Brazilian Portuguese […]

Teach Yourself Portuguese Grammar by Sue Tyson-Ward

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 9 10 “Six outta ten!” Pros: covers a great deal of grammar up to the later intermediate level; explanations and examples of Portuguese sentences; lots of exercises with variety and relevance to topics; decent balance of both Brazilian and European Portuguese (but not perfect, so proceed […]

Portuguese: An Essential Grammar by Janet Lloyd

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 9 10 “Six outta ten!” Pros: abundant examples; great organization; covers all basic topics of beginning & intermediate Portuguese grammar Cons: European Portuguese dialect only; no exercises; short, terse explanations leave some to fend for themselves; better as a reference work Portuguese: An Essential Grammar offers […]

Essential Portuguese Grammar by Alexander da R. Prista

Score: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 (8) 9 10 “Eight outta ten!” Pros: price; straightforward explanations; abundant examples; great coverage of basic grammar; handy index and table of contents Cons: doesn’t venture beyond intermediate level; cuts out some trickier points; supplementary to a conversation course Prista’s Essential Portuguese Grammar (not to be confused […]