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2. The Article.
3. The Noun.
4. The Adjective.
6. Personal Pronouns.
7. Demonstrative Pronouns and Adjectives.
8. Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives.
10. Interrogative and Exclamatory Pronouns and Adjectives.
11. Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives.
12. Impersonal Expressions.
13. The Adverb.
14. Comparative Constructions.
16. Constructions with Verbs and Nouns.
18. The Verb - Conjugation.
19. Uses of the Tenses.
20. The Passive.
21. Use of the Moods.
22. The Impersonal Forms of the Verb.
23. Special Problems with Spanish Verbs.
24. Subject-Verb Concord.
25. Syntax of Negative Elements.
26. Word Order.
27. Affective Suffixes.