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The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs / Edition 1

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs / Edition 1

by Ronni L. Gordon, David M. Stillman


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ISBN-13: 9780658014871
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 04/26/2002
Series: Big Book of Verbs Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.95(w) x 10.01(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

Ronni L. Gordon, Ph.D., is an education consultant specializing in curriculum development in foreign languages, literature, and history.

David M. Stillman, Ph.D., teaches Spanish, French, Italian, and Hebrew at The College of New Jersey

Table of Contents

Spanish Tense Profiles1
The Basics of Conjugation2
The Simple Tenses3
The Present Tense4
The Imperfect Tense6
The Preterit Tense8
The Future Tense12
The Conditional Tense14
The Present Subjunctive16
The Imperfect Subjunctive20
The Compound Tenses22
The Present Perfect Tense23
The Past Perfect Tense23
The Preterit Perfect Tense24
The Future Perfect Tense24
The Conditional Perfect Tense25
The Present Perfect Subjunctive25
The Past Perfect (or Pluperfect) Subjunctive26
The Progressive Tenses27
The Infinitive28
Principal Parts of the Verb28
Commands (The Imperative)30
Reflexive Verbs31
The Passive Voice32
555 Fully Conjugated Verbs33
Top 50 Verbs: Full page of examples adjoining select conjugations
Verb Exercises640
Answers to Exercises648
Irregular Verb Form Index649
Spanish Verb Index654

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The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a beginning Spanish student, learning 555 Spanish verbs might sound intimidating, but I found that this book actually teaches you how to properly conjugate different types of verbs, and the complete listing of fully conjugated verbs serves more as a reference tool. Essentially, once you work through the five or so pages of verb exercises, the rest of the book is laid out in an organized fashion and tells you which verbs are regular or irregular. The authors also give detailed explanations of all the verb tenses (which can be confusing at times), and the lessons really clarify any questions you might have about their usage. They also mention spelling changes, and they give you a handy list of the top fifty verbs -- probably the most important part of the book for a beginner! When you learn a specific verb conjugation, the book gives you some great examples so you can learn how the word is actually used in spoken language (even some everyday colloquialisms). Once you've learned the basic verb conjugations, you'll probably need help with pronunciation (I know I did). That's why I also suggest using the Learning Spanish Like Crazy audio CDs with this book because the audio course focuses not only on teaching you the technical aspects of the language but also all the subtle nuances of speaking with an authentic and modern Latin American accent. Definitely add this book to your Spanish-language bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Big red book is simply one of the most outstanding resources I have seen, both for learning and maintaining your speaking ability. It is well-rounded and complete, as well as easy to use. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a second language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs is extremely thorough and user-friendly. With 555 fully conjugated verbs and an index of more than 2,300 verbs, it's the most complete verb book on the market. It makes all the tenses readily accessible, and I'm learning a lot of vocabulary and expressions that improve my reading and speaking. The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs helped me pass my language exam for a graduate degree in history. I need to take a French exam next and hope there will be a French verb book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my spanish class we were doing varios Sujuntivos and Imperativos(commands). Big Red doesn't have any imperativo's. 555 verbs without imperativos, what a waste of money Big Red was. The Baron's 501 verbs does have the imperativos. Less verbs but more complete.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use the Baron's 300 verbs while on the go(it's compact). However, since I write E mails in Spanish every week, I like the 555 verbs while at home. Easy to find the words and conjugation that I 'm looking for. Even gives usuage if I don't fully know in what context I need to use because some words just don't translate well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My friend has a Barron's 501 Verbs book. Today, I got the Big Red Book of 555 Verbs! I sure showed him.