Correct Your Spanish Blunders [NOOK Book]

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Speak and write Spanish as if it were your native tongue!





Tired of making the same old mistakes of switching your genders, confusing your tenses, and mixing up your idioms? It happens--but before you get used to speaking Spanglish, consult this guide and break those bad habits that leave everybody you talk to scratching their head. ...

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Overview

Speak and write Spanish as if it were your native tongue!





Tired of making the same old mistakes of switching your genders, confusing your tenses, and mixing up your idioms? It happens--but before you get used to speaking Spanglish, consult this guide and break those bad habits that leave everybody you talk to scratching their head. Correct Your Spanish Blunders not only tells you what you've done wrong with more than 1,000 of your typical learner errors, clearly highlighted in red, it also explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future.





With the aim of improving your Spanish skills, this fun but comprehensive guide will help you avoid all the common pitfalls, such as:







  • Mispronunciation and misspelling

  • Applying English grammar patterns to Spanish

  • Putting verbs in the wrong tense

  • Using incorrect prepositions in expressions

  • Forgetting agreements in gender and number

  • Hanging out with falsos amigos (false cognates)





Correct Your Spanish Blunders contains exercises covering all parts of grammar and wraps it all up with review passages to check that you are blunder-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071460149
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 11/30/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Sales rank: 1,179,934
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Jean Yates teaches Spanish at George Washington University. She has also taught Spanish as a second language on the high school and community college levels and to adults in the workplace. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PRONUNCIATION AND SPELLING
Pronunciation
Spelling
Capitalization
Punctuation
GRAMMAR
Nouns
Numbers
Noun determiners
Descriptive Adjectives
Verbs
The Infinitive
Types of Verbs
The Indicative Mood
The Present Tense
The Preterite Perfect Tense
The Preterite Tense
The Imperfect Tense
The Pluperfect Tense
The Future Tense
The Future Perfect Tense
The Conditional
The Simple Conditional
The Conditional Perfect
The Subjunctive Mood
The Present Subjunctive
The Preterite Perfect Subjunctive
The Imperfect Subjunctive
The Pluperfect Subjunctive
Reported Speech
Subjects, Objects, and Their Pronouns
Adverbs and Prepositions with Adverbial Functions
Other Prepositions
Conjunctions
VOCABULARY
Words
Constructions
CATCH THE BLUNDERS
ANSWER KEYS
INDEX OF SPANISH WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
SUBJECT INDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Why do these books cost as  much as a real book?  They should be

    Why do these books cost as  much as a real book?  They should be some fraction of the cost like all other ebooks out there.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Nook version cuts off words

    The book is good, just see that some of the words are cut off, I guess as the book was copied electronically. That's my main complaint so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2009

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    Good for intermediate on up

    If you study in a group, you'll notice that a lot of the same mistakes you make are also made by your classmates. In fact, most trouble areas are predictable. In Correcting Your Spanish Blunders, author Jean Yates tackles these common mistakes and shows you how to overcome them.<BR/><BR/>This book is not a good starting point for students. If you're just beginning to learn Spanish, try Learning Spanish Like Crazy for a comprehensive and easily understood approach. If you've already delved into the Spanish language, though, then this book is a great resource for overcoming stumbling blocks.<BR/><BR/>One thing that hangs up Spanish students is the area where English and Spanish grammar differs. That's why Yates spends a lot of time on the differences between the two. The other thing she hits on is verb tense, something just about all students struggle with.<BR/><BR/>I'm glad I bought this book. It's reasonably priced and offers a lot of useful information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2005

    Excellent book for your collection!

    You'll love this small, handy book. This book is great for nonnative speakers. I also think that it could even help native speakers as well. This book discusses not only grammar rules and all the 14 verb tenses, but also th pronounciation, numbers, and word usage. It even goes into the many prepositions that Spanish has and sentence construction. And in red boxes it shows the don'ts and the common mistakes that native speakers make. This book is worth your money, and it is pretty cheap. The only problem with this book is that the practice questions at the end of the secition is very simple and not enough. Una Vez Mas is a great grammar book if you need more help, except you need to be able to read Spanish pretty well in order to understand the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2005

    great book

    This book is excellent. It covers a lot of the mistakes Americans make when speaking spanish. When I was reading, I was surprised to find out how many mistakes I've made in the past. This book is great for people who have some prior knowledge in spanish and want to fine tune the language to sound more fluent and natural. It covers all the frustrations I had with spanish like hard to remember irregular verbs, sentence structure, noun inflections, false friends, multiple usage of a word, etc. Great book, go buy it.

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