Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture / Edition 1

Repaso: A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture / Edition 1

by McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw-Hill Staff

Repaso -- A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture -- is an ideal review tool for intermediate through advanced learners of Spanish. Repaso offers clear, concise grammar explanations with examples of everyday usage. These presentations of structure are easy to read and encourage students to see grammar as a stepping stone to communication.

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Repaso -- A Complete Review Workbook for Grammar, Communication, and Culture -- is an ideal review tool for intermediate through advanced learners of Spanish. Repaso offers clear, concise grammar explanations with examples of everyday usage. These presentations of structure are easy to read and encourage students to see grammar as a stepping stone to communication.

Repaso is organized into twenty-eight grammar lessons -- including one that deals with common errors and pitfalls -- and seven culture lessons. The culture chapters address the history of the Spanish language, as well as the geography, history, and literature of Spain and Latin America. Following each culture chapter, there is a short exam to test the material covered.

The generous exercise component of Repaso provides practice in all grammar topics that upper-level students of Spanish ought to know. Exercises are contextualized and engaging. Vocabulary boxes provide a review of the vocabulary generally taught in Spanish courses, and present additional vocabulary that enhances students' ability to express themselves on a variety of topics. There is also a final exam so students can monitor their progress and prepare for comprehensive examinations and competitions.

Most lessons end with oral communication practice. Authentic documents often serve as the basis for practice throughout the book, illustrating the structural topics in context. Notas culturales appear in all lessons. These cultural notes enhance the effectiveness of grammar exercises by allowing practice to be situated in an authentic Hispanic context and providing students with additional motivation to work toward proficiency in Spanish.

Repaso bridges grammar practice and communication by emphasizing authentic language use along with structural exercises, while providing a cultural context. It is practical, inviting, and easy to use. It will help learners acquire a solid knowledge that will lead to confidence in using Spanish to express their own thoughts, to comprehend those of Spanish-speakers, and to communicate in both speech and writing in a wide variety of settings.

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Table of Contents

Part 1Verbs--Forms and Uses
1.The present tense3
A.The present tense of regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs3
B.Uses of the present tense4
C.The present tense of irregular verbs9
2.Ser & estar19
A.The uses of ser19
B.The uses of estar20
3.Stem-changing verbs & verbs with spelling changes30
A.Stem-changing verbs ending in -ar and -er30
B.Stem-changing verbs ending in -ir37
C.Verbs ending in -uir41
D.Verbs ending in -iar and -uar43
E.Verbs with spelling changes in the present tense45
4.The preterit tense51
A.Regular verbs51
B.Verbs with spelling changes in the preterit52
C.-Er and -ir verbs with stems ending in a vowel53
D.Irregular verbs in the preterit60
5.The imperfect tense68
A.Formation of the imperfect68
B.Basic uses of the imperfect69
C.The imperfect and the preterit: two aspects of past time73
6.The future & conditional tenses88
A.Formation of the future tense88
B.Uses of the future tense89
C.The future tense used to express probability or conjecture93
D.Formation of the conditional tense95
E.Uses of the conditional tense96
7.Reflexive verbs102
A.Reflexive verbs--introduction and conjugation102
B.The reflexive pronoun as indirect object103
C.The imperative of reflexive verbs110
D.The position of reflexive pronouns with the present participle114
E.Reflexive verbs with reciprocal meaning117
F.How to say "become" in Spanish120
G.Other reflexive verbs122
8.Passive constructions127
A.The passive voice--use and formation127
B.Se constructions with passive meaning129
C.Ser and estar with the past participle132
9.The perfect tenses136
A.The formation of the present perfect136
B.The past perfect141
C.The future perfect145
D.The conditional perfect146
10.The gerund & the progressive tenses151
A.The formation of the gerund (present participle)151
B.The progressive tenses153
C.The progressive tenses with llevar to express "have been doing"158
11.The subjunctive in noun clauses: present & present perfect subjunctive163
A.Forms of the present subjunctive: regular verbs163
B.Forms of the present subjunctive: irregular verbs165
C.Spelling changes in the present subjunctive167
D.Use of the present subjunctive in noun clauses168
E.The present subjunctive in noun clauses after impersonal expressions176
F.The present perfect subjunctive181
12.The imperfect subjunctive & past perfect subjunctive; conditional sentences183
A.Forms of the imperfect subjunctive183
B.The imperfect subjunctive in noun clauses; the sequence of tenses184
C.The past perfect (or pluperfect) subjunctive189
D.Conditional sentences190
13.The subjunctive: adverb & adjective clauses198
A.Adverb clauses that require the subjunctive198
B.Adverb clauses with indicative or subjunctive198
C.Adjective clauses that require the subjunctive203
D.Adjective clauses with indicative or subjunctive206
A.Command forms for Ud. and Uds.208
B.Command forms for nosotros (let's, let's not)211
C.Command forms for tu and vosotors214
D.The position of object pronouns with command forms219
E.Indirect commands220
F.Other ways of giving commands222
15.The infinitive226
A.The conjugated verb + infinitive226
B.The conjugated verb + preposition + infinitive228
C.The infinitive after prepositions232
D.The infinitive after verbs of perception233
E.The infinitive preceded by que234
F.Adjective + de + infinitive234
Part 2Nouns and Their Modifiers; Pronouns
16.Nouns & articles239
A.Gender of nouns239
B.Number of nouns244
C.The definite article: forms, uses248
D.The definite article: omissions252
E.The neuter article lo254
F.The indefinite article: forms, uses, and omissions255
G.Contractions del and al257
A.Agreement of adjectives262
B.Position of adjectives; shortened forms of adjectives267
C.Adjectives of nationality272
D.More on the agreement of adjectives275
E.Two or more adjectives modifying a noun276
F.The past participle as an adjective277
G.Adjectives used as nouns (nominalization of adjectives)281
H.Comparative of adjectives282
I.Superlative of adjectives; absolute superlative286
18.Demonstratives & possessives294
A.Demonstrative adjectives294
B.Demonstrative pronouns297
C.Possessive adjectives298
D.Possessive pronouns301
19.Personal pronouns: subject, object, prepositional304
A.Subject pronouns304
B.Pronouns after prepositions (prepositional pronouns)306
C.Personal a and direct objects308
D.Direct object pronouns: forms and position311
E.Indirect object pronouns: forms and position318
F.Verbs usually appearing with an indirect object pronoun (e.g., gustar)322
G.Other uses of the indirect object326
H.Double object pronouns328
I.Special uses of the object pronouns334
20.Relative pronouns338
A.The relative pronoun que338
B.The relative pronoun quien341
C.The relative pronouns el que, el cual345
D.Relative pronouns after prepositions346
E.The relative pronoun cuyo; donde as a relative pronoun349
Part 3Other Elements of the Sentence
A.The formation of adverbs353
B.The use of adverbs of manner; adverbs as intensifiers355
C.Adverbs of time and place358
A.Basic prepositions: a, de, en, con361
B.Por and para368
C.Other simple prepositions376
D.Sets of prepositions and compound prepositions377
23.Interrogative words & question formation382
A.Interrogative words in information questions382
B.Yes/no questions391
C.Questions in indirect speech394
24.Negative & indefinite words398
A.Negative words and expressions398
B.Further uses of negative words401
C.Negative words in conversation403
D.Other indefinite words and constructions406
25.Numbers; dates; time411
A.Cardinal numbers411
B.Ordinal numbers414
C.Days, dates, and years415
D.Telling time418
E.Arithmetic operations, fractions, percentages420
Part 4Idiomatic Usage
26.Idioms, expressions, & proverbs425
A.Idioms and expressions with tener425
B.Idioms and expressions with tomar426
C.Idioms and expressions with estar427
D.Idioms and expressions with echar428
E.Idioms and expressions with dar428
F.Idioms and expressions with hacer429
G.Idioms and expressions with ir, llevar, and quedar430
H.Idioms and expressions with meter and poner431
I.Idioms and expressions with ser432
J.Otras expresiones verbales433
K.Otros modismos435
L.Dichos y refranes (Sayings and proverbs)436
27.Word formation and diminutives439
A.Forming nouns from verbs439
B.Forming verbs from nouns441
C.Forming verbs from adjectives442
D.Suffixes added to nouns to form new nouns443
E.Diminutives and augmentatives445
28.Ojo! Common errors and pitfalls448
A.Dejar vs. salir448
B.Saber vs. conocer449
C.Oreja vs. oido450
D.Meanings of quedar450
E."To break" and "to tear"452
G."To miss"455
Part 5Hispanic Culture
29.Lengua espanola471
30.Geografia de Espana474
31.Historia de Espana482
32.Literatura de Espana488
33.Geografia de Hispanoamerica501
34.Historia de Hispanoamerica511
35.Literatura de Hispanoamerica522
Verb Charts539
End Vocabulary555

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