Spanish Verb Tenses

Spanish Verb Tenses

Book - 2010 | Second edition
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Go beyond conjugation and learn the right verb tenses for speaking and writing in Spanish

If you are looking for help memorizing Spanish verb conjugations, then any Spanish verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these language building blocks are used in everyday speech and writing. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses comes in.

The ideal reference/workbook for beginning to intermediate Spanish-language learners, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses shows you when and why to use certain verb tenses and gives you plenty of examples, increasing your confidence in choosing the right word.

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses lets you:

Learn when and why to use different verb tenses Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics Build your verb skills using more than 250 engaging exercises

With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to speak and write in Spanish fluently in no time at all.

An enhanced ebook is now available with an audio answer key. Please select Kindle Edition with Audio/Video from the available formats.

Topics include: Present Tense; Conjugation of Regular Verbs; Ser and Estar ; Hay ; Tener ; The Personal a ; A Dozen Highly Useful Irregular Verbs; Saber and Conocer ; Stem-Changing Infinitives; Noteworthy Infinitives; Reflexive Verbs; Gustar et al.; The Present Progressive; The Past, Future, and Conditional Tenses; The Preterite Tense; The Imperfect Tense; The Future Tense; The Conditional Tense; The Present Perfect Tense; The Past Perfect Tense; The Imperative, Subjunctive, and Compound Tenses, and the Passive Voice; The Imperative; The Present Subjunctive; The Imperfect Subjunctive; The Future Perfect; The Conditional Perfect; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; The Pluperfect Subjunctive; The Passive Voice

Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning ; London : McGraw-Hill [distributor], 2010
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780071639309
Branch Call Number: 468.34 R53s
Characteristics: xii, 339 pages ; 28 cm


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Oct 30, 2014

Successfully learning Spanish is about practicing the language, contextually and aloud, in a natural conversational setting. By immersing yourself in opportunities to speak with other native speakers while allowing for only minimal 'outs' to revert back to English, understanding the new language will occur quickly and efficiently. Though not necessarily easy. All other learning—memorizing vocab, verb conjugations, reading, writing, etc.—is important, but fundamentally pointless unless you're also learning to speak. It's taken me years to realize this.

That said, as long as you're getting in daily conversation practice, Dorothy Richmond's Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses is an excellent learning supplement for the Spanish student. The worksheets range from simple fill-in-the-blanks to more substantial paragraph translations, with each chapter starting with a succinct explanation of a particular verb conjugation.

Aug 25, 2012

A good practice book that repeats important vocabulary and verbs for memorization and mastery. Not a innovative approach to learning, but good practice for those who are familiar with the various tenses.

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