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Spanish Verbs and Essentials of Grammar / Edition 2
     

Spanish Verbs and Essentials of Grammar / Edition 2

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by Ina Ramboz
 

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ISBN-10: 0071498060

ISBN-13: 9780071498067

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Your one-stop guide to mastering the basics of Spanish

Can one book have all you need to communicate confidently in a new language? Yes, and that book is Spanish Verbs & Essentials of Grammar. It offers a solid foundation of major verbal and grammatical concepts of the language, from pronouns to idioms and expressions and from irregular verbs to

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Your one-stop guide to mastering the basics of Spanish

Can one book have all you need to communicate confidently in a new language? Yes, and that book is Spanish Verbs & Essentials of Grammar. It offers a solid foundation of major verbal and grammatical concepts of the language, from pronouns to idioms and expressions and from irregular verbs to expressions of time.

Each unit is devoted to one topic, so you can find what you need right away and get focused instruction immediately. Concise yet thorough, the explanations are supported by numerous examples to help you master the different concepts. And for those tricky verbs, Spanish Verbs & Essentials of Grammar includes a Verb Index of the most common verbs, cross-referenced with the abundant verb tables appearing throughout the book.

This book will give you:

  • An excellent introduction to the basics of Spanish if you are a beginner or a quick, thorough reference if you already have experience in the language
  • Contemporary usage of verbs, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammar essentials
  • Examples that reflect contemporary usage and real-life situations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071498067
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Verbs and Essentials of Grammar Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
871,594
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Spanish Verbs

1. Pronunciation

2. Regular Verbs—Indicative Tenses

3. Perfect Tenses of the Indicative

4. Reflexive Verbs

5. Tenses of the Subjunctive Mood

6. Uses of the Subjunctive

7. Progressive Tenses

8. Irregular Verbs

9. Estar, Ser

10. Radical-Changing Verbs

11. Orthographic-Changing Verbs

12. Commands (Imperatives)

13. Passive Construction

14. Impersonal Verbs

15. Idiomatic Verbs

16. Verbs Followed by a Preposition

17. The Article

18. Nouns

19. Adjectives and Adverbs

20. Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns

21. Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

22. Object Pronouns

23. Relative Pronouns

24. Negatives

25. Interrogatives and Exclamations

26. Para and Por; Pero and Sino

27. Practical Rules

28. Suffixes

29. Time

30. Numerals

31. Letters

32. Idioms

33. Vocabulary Lists

34. Verb Index

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Spanish Verbs and Essentials of Grammar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bob_Herbert More than 1 year ago
Although this book is older than most of my language learning tools, it's still relevant. And for the money, it's hard to find a better value. I bought my copy for under 10 bucks new. It's great for the basics. I've been using it to teach my 13 year old daughter before our trip to Honduras. Between this one and Learning Spanish Like Crazy, she's really progressing. I can't wait to see her use what she's learned in real life.

The reason Spanish Verbs and Essentials of Grammar appeals to me is its organization. Every chapter covers just one concept, but the coverage is extensive without bogging you down in unnecessary material. If you need an explanation of, say, the subjunctive, it's just a matter of looking at the chapters that cover it.

All discussions on grammatical rules come with plenty of examples, the verb conjugation tables are great, and the chapters are short enough to keep my daughter's interest and not intimidate her. We'll be taking this one along with us on our trip.