Complete Spanish Grammar

Complete Spanish Grammar

Paperback Practice Makes Perfect (McGraw-Hill) Language: English / Spanish

By (author) Gilda Nissenberg

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 356 pages
  • Language: English / Spanish
  • Dimensions: 215mm x 274mm x 19mm | 860g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071422706
  • ISBN 13: 9780071422703
  • Sales rank: 27,799

Product description

This book presents the effective way to master Spanish grammar. The only way to build your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. Featuring the proven practice makes perfect approach, this workbook is an indispensable tool to practice and perfect all aspects of Spanish grammar. From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Spanish grammar that learners need to master.Focusing on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, each unit of "Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar" features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises. Wherever appropriate, explanations include comparisons with English grammatical conventions, making it easier for learners to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. And the exercises come in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--designed for every learning style." Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar" makes mastering Spanish grammar easy with: clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand; dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style; time-saving thematic vocabulary panels that cut down on dictionary drudgery. "Running commentary" answers that help you avoid common mistakes. A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks. Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on Spanish grammar right away, "Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar" is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to learn to speak Spanish the way the natives do. Also in the "Practice Makes Perfect" series include: "Spanish Verb Tenses" and "Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions".

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Gilda Nissenberg, Ph.D., is an experienced educator and faculty trainer. She authors curriculum for intermediate and beginning Spanish high school courses for Miami-Dade Public Schools, the Southern Region College Board (GA), and the New York College Board.

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The effective way to master Spanish grammarThe only way to build your confidence in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. Featuring the proven Practice Makes Perfect approach, this workbook is an indispensable tool to practice and perfect all aspects of Spanish grammar.From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Spanish grammar that learners need to master. Focusing on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises. Wherever appropriate, explanations include comparisons with English grammatical conventions, making it easier for learners to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. And the exercises come in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--designed for every learning style.Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar makes mastering Spanish grammar easy with: Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style Time-saving thematic vocabulary panels that cut down on dictionary drudgery "Running commentary" answers that help you avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on Spanish grammar right away, ""Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to learn to speak Spanish the way the natives do.Also in the Practice Makes Perfect series: Spanish Verb TensesSpanish Pronouns and Prepositions

Table of contents

Unit 1. The Present Tense of Regular Verbs, Irregular Verbs, and with Spelling changes Unit 2. The Present Tense of Verbs with Stem Changes Unit 3. Ser and Estar Unit 4. The Preterit Tense Unit 5. The Imperfect Tense Unit 6. More About the Preterit and the Imperfect Unit 7. The Future and the Conditional Unit 8. Reflexive Verbs and Reflexive Constructions Unit 9. The Progressive Tenses Unit 10. Compound Tenses: The Present Perfect and the Past Perfect Unit 11. Compound Tenses: The Future Perfect and the Conditional Perfect Unit 12. The Passive Voice and Passive Constructions Unit 13. The Subjunctive Mood: The Present and the Present Perfect Subjunctive Tenses in Noun Clauses Unit 14. More Uses of the Subjunctive: Adverb and Relative Clauses Unit 15. The Subjuntive Mood Past Tenses: The Imperfect and the Pluperfect Subjunctive Unit 16. The Commands Unit 17. Nouns and Articles Unit 18. Adjectives Unit 19. Personal Pronouns Unit 20. Relative Pronouns Unit 21. Possessive and Demonstrative Adjectives and Prounouns Unit 22. Adverbs Unit 23. Prepositions Unit 24. Indefinite and Negative Words and Expressions Unit 25. Interrogative and Exclamatory Words Unit 26. Numbers