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A witty, fast-paced guide to eliminating Spanish bloopers for beginners

Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting falsos amigos (a.k.a., false cognates) are just a few of the blunders English-speaking Spanish-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your Spanish Blunders, veteran Spanish teacher Jean Yates identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. Learners discover how grammar patterns of Spanish differ ...

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Overview

A witty, fast-paced guide to eliminating Spanish bloopers for beginners

Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting falsos amigos (a.k.a., false cognates) are just a few of the blunders English-speaking Spanish-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your Spanish Blunders, veteran Spanish teacher Jean Yates identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. Learners discover how grammar patterns of Spanish differ from those of English and why trying to translate word for word, structure for structure, from English, can lead to big trouble.

Beginning Spanish students learn to break bad habits and correct their mistakes, while developing a much more natural feel for Spanish language patterns and have fun doing it! with the help of:

  • More than 1,000 highlighted examples of common blunders to avoid
  • Numerous examples and practical exercises
  • Quick-reference panels for checking correct tense forms
  • A "Hall of Shame" compendium of bad errors to recognize and correct
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071438414
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 11/4/2004
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,407,765
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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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