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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844274126
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 580
  • Sales rank: 146,059
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Verbs--Forms and Uses
1. The present tense 3
A. The present tense of regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs 3
B. Uses of the present tense 4
C. The present tense of irregular verbs 9
2. Ser & estar 19
A. The uses of ser 19
B. The uses of estar 20
3. Stem-changing verbs & verbs with spelling changes 30
A. Stem-changing verbs ending in -ar and -er 30
B. Stem-changing verbs ending in -ir 37
C. Verbs ending in -uir 41
D. Verbs ending in -iar and -uar 43
E. Verbs with spelling changes in the present tense 45
4. The preterit tense 51
A. Regular verbs 51
B. Verbs with spelling changes in the preterit 52
C. -Er and -ir verbs with stems ending in a vowel 53
D. Irregular verbs in the preterit 60
5. The imperfect tense 68
A. Formation of the imperfect 68
B. Basic uses of the imperfect 69
C. The imperfect and the preterit: two aspects of past time 73
6. The future & conditional tenses 88
A. Formation of the future tense 88
B. Uses of the future tense 89
C. The future tense used to express probability or conjecture 93
D. Formation of the conditional tense 95
E. Uses of the conditional tense 96
7. Reflexive verbs 102
A. Reflexive verbs--introduction and conjugation 102
B. The reflexive pronoun as indirect object 103
C. The imperative of reflexive verbs 110
D. The position of reflexive pronouns with the present participle 114
E. Reflexive verbs with reciprocal meaning 117
F. How to say "become" in Spanish 120
G. Other reflexive verbs 122
8. Passive constructions 127
A. The passive voice--use and formation 127
B. Se constructions with passive meaning 129
C. Ser and estar with the past participle 132
9. The perfect tenses 136
A. The formation of the present perfect 136
B. The past perfect 141
C. The future perfect 145
D. The conditional perfect 146
10. The gerund & the progressive tenses 151
A. The formation of the gerund (present participle) 151
B. The progressive tenses 153
C. The progressive tenses with llevar to express "have been doing" 158
11. The subjunctive in noun clauses: present & present perfect subjunctive 163
A. Forms of the present subjunctive: regular verbs 163
B. Forms of the present subjunctive: irregular verbs 165
C. Spelling changes in the present subjunctive 167
D. Use of the present subjunctive in noun clauses 168
E. The present subjunctive in noun clauses after impersonal expressions 176
F. The present perfect subjunctive 181
12. The imperfect subjunctive & past perfect subjunctive; conditional sentences 183
A. Forms of the imperfect subjunctive 183
B. The imperfect subjunctive in noun clauses; the sequence of tenses 184
C. The past perfect (or pluperfect) subjunctive 189
D. Conditional sentences 190
13. The subjunctive: adverb & adjective clauses 198
A. Adverb clauses that require the subjunctive 198
B. Adverb clauses with indicative or subjunctive 198
C. Adjective clauses that require the subjunctive 203
D. Adjective clauses with indicative or subjunctive 206
14. Commands 208
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 vosotors 214
D. The position of object pronouns with command forms 219
E. Indirect commands 220
F. Other ways of giving commands 222
15. The infinitive 226
A. The conjugated verb + infinitive 226
B. The conjugated verb + preposition + infinitive 228
C. The infinitive after prepositions 232
D. The infinitive after verbs of perception 233
E. The infinitive preceded by que 234
F. Adjective + de + infinitive 234
Part 2 Nouns and Their Modifiers; Pronouns
16. Nouns & articles 239
A. Gender of nouns 239
B. Number of nouns 244
C. The definite article: forms, uses 248
D. The definite article: omissions 252
E. The neuter article lo 254
F. The indefinite article: forms, uses, and omissions 255
G. Contractions del and al 257
H. Possession 258
17. Adjectives 262
A. Agreement of adjectives 262
B. Position of adjectives; shortened forms of adjectives 267
C. Adjectives of nationality 272
D. More on the agreement of adjectives 275
E. Two or more adjectives modifying a noun 276
F. The past participle as an adjective 277
G. Adjectives used as nouns (nominalization of adjectives) 281
H. Comparative of adjectives 282
I. Superlative of adjectives; absolute superlative 286
18. Demonstratives & possessives 294
A. Demonstrative adjectives 294
B. Demonstrative pronouns 297
C. Possessive adjectives 298
D. Possessive pronouns 301
19. Personal pronouns: subject, object, prepositional 304
A. Subject pronouns 304
B. Pronouns after prepositions (prepositional pronouns) 306
C. Personal a and direct objects 308
D. Direct object pronouns: forms and position 311
E. Indirect object pronouns: forms and position 318
F. Verbs usually appearing with an indirect object pronoun (e.g., gustar) 322
G. Other uses of the indirect object 326
H. Double object pronouns 328
I. Special uses of the object pronouns 334
20. Relative pronouns 338
A. The relative pronoun que 338
B. The relative pronoun quien 341
C. The relative pronouns el que, el cual 345
D. Relative pronouns after prepositions 346
E. The relative pronoun cuyo; donde as a relative pronoun 349
Part 3 Other Elements of the Sentence
21. Adverbs 353
A. The formation of adverbs 353
B. The use of adverbs of manner; adverbs as intensifiers 355
C. Adverbs of time and place 358
22. Prepositions 361
A. Basic prepositions: a, de, en, con 361
B. Por and para 368
C. Other simple prepositions 376
D. Sets of prepositions and compound prepositions 377
23. Interrogative words & question formation 382
A. Interrogative words in information questions 382
B. Yes/no questions 391
C. Questions in indirect speech 394
24. Negative & indefinite words 398
A. Negative words and expressions 398
B. Further uses of negative words 401
C. Negative words in conversation 403
D. Other indefinite words and constructions 406
25. Numbers; dates; time 411
A. Cardinal numbers 411
B. Ordinal numbers 414
C. Days, dates, and years 415
D. Telling time 418
E. Arithmetic operations, fractions, percentages 420
Part 4 Idiomatic Usage
26. Idioms, expressions, & proverbs 425
A. Idioms and expressions with tener 425
B. Idioms and expressions with tomar 426
C. Idioms and expressions with estar 427
D. Idioms and expressions with echar 428
E. Idioms and expressions with dar 428
F. Idioms and expressions with hacer 429
G. Idioms and expressions with ir, llevar, and quedar 430
H. Idioms and expressions with meter and poner 431
I. Idioms and expressions with ser 432
J. Otras expresiones verbales 433
K. Otros modismos 435
L. Dichos y refranes (Sayings and proverbs) 436
27. Word formation and diminutives 439
A. Forming nouns from verbs 439
B. Forming verbs from nouns 441
C. Forming verbs from adjectives 442
D. Suffixes added to nouns to form new nouns 443
E. Diminutives and augmentatives 445
28. Ojo! Common errors and pitfalls 448
A. Dejar vs. salir 448
B. Saber vs. conocer 449
C. Oreja vs. oido 450
D. Meanings of quedar 450
E. "To break" and "to tear" 452
F. "Wrong" 453
G. "To miss" 455
Examination 459
Part 5 Hispanic Culture
29. Lengua espanola 471
30. Geografia de Espana 474
31. Historia de Espana 482
32. Literatura de Espana 488
33. Geografia de Hispanoamerica 501
34. Historia de Hispanoamerica 511
35. Literatura de Hispanoamerica 522
Verb Charts 539
End Vocabulary 555
Index 581
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2007

    What a great review and reference book for learners of Spanish completing final year of school as well as for Spanish teachers

    This book is an excellent reference book to which can be used by those students exiting school after studying Spanish who need to prepare for an exam. Review is exactly what it offers, I agree that it should not be used for the intial teaching of an assignment but as a suppmental tool. Definitely, I would recommend that all new first year teachers get one! It provides an excellent overview of each concept that they will have to teach not just for grammar but geography, culture, literature, idioms and more. In fact, it helped me to clarify some areas that I was not clear on after completing school or when I needed help with how to word an explanation. I love it when I find reference books like this because I believe that all good language teacher should have a good reference base on their shelves to pull from at anytime.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    Repaso, a poor book

    This book is too heavy and bulky. It also has poor explanation for the verb tenses and moods (subjunctive and indicative). I recomend that nobody use this book. The Ven Conmigo series is much better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2007

    Very helpful for Intermediate to Advanced students

    I really like this book to work with students in small groups, because it has a lot of useful information,it's a great resource book where you can find almost everything you need to review or refresh.It covers not only grammar but also useful expressions and common mistakes for students.It has a lot of cultural notes on different topics and about different countries where Spanish is spoken,which help students to learn more,understand the culture and talk about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2002

    Good as a supplement to other materials

    While I will grant that this book is bulky and that it does not cover all topics thoroughly, I still thought it was an excellent study tool for my personal needs. It is a 'review workbook', and it served my purposes of reviewing Spanish grammar more than adequately. This book should not be used to learn the material; rather, it provides multiple practice problems that many classroom/lecture oriented textbooks often lack. For me, these practice problems were exactly what I needed to solidify areas of grammar that I never fully mastered in school. I think this would be a good book for reviewing for the Spanish AP exam and for anyone looking to practice or review Spanish grammar, but I firmly offer the caveat that this book is only useful as a SUPPLEMENT to other textbooks and/or classes. Buena suerte!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2002

    Too bulky

    This workbook is too bulky and I find that the students do not like to carry it around. It also does a poor job of explaining things, the students, I believe have an easier time when their review material and work material are seperate. This makes it easier for them to look up their material, as they don't have to wade through all of their work. However, if they want to see what mistakes they have made, it is also easier when that is in a seperate book.

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