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Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook

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Publisher Comments:

PROGRESS FROM VOCABULARY TO PROFICIENCY

Vocabulary words let you communicate basic ideas, but proper grammar enables you to communicate concepts, feelings, and subtle nuances much more effectively. Now mastering Spanish grammar is easier than ever. Whether you're a student, a business professional who wants to sound more professional, or a future tourist who doesn't want to sound like one, Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook is an indispensable reference. It helps you hone your Spanish writing skills and sharpen your verbal expression with features such as:

* Fifteen parts covering all the essential elements of Spanish grammar

* A section on everyday necessities-commonly used words and expressions

* Clear explanations of the rules with examples

* Comprehensive verb charts illustrating the conjugations

* Thematic vocabulary charts for common, everyday topics

* A glossary that defines all the grammatical terms

Organized so you can proceed at your own pace and review as needed, Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook helps you progress from vocabulary to proficiency so you can communicate confidently in both social and business situations.

Synopsis:

Organized so you can proceed at your own pace and review as needed, Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook helps you progress from vocabulary to proficiency so you can communicate confidently in both social and business situations.

Synopsis:

Spanish is by far the most popular foreign language studied in the U.S., with more than 4 million high school students taking classes annually, and countless more in college and continuing education courses. Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook helps students at all ability levels sharpen both their writing skills and verbal expression, so that they can communicate more effectively en español. With coverage of common grammatical errors, clear explanations of difficult grammar rules, and an appendix of grammar rules for easy reference, this is the ultimate handbook for students and professionals seeking to polish their written and verbal skills in this essential international language.

About the Author

GAIL STEIN, M.A., is the author of several language textbooks, including the Spanish Practice and Testing Series. She taught in New York City public schools for over thirty years and was included in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Everyday Necessities.

Numbers.

Dates and More.

The Weather.

Time.

Part II: Markers, Nouns, Possession, and Personal Pronouns.

Markers.

Nouns.

Possession.

Personal Pronouns.

Part III: Simple Tenses.

The Present Tense.

The Preterit.

The Imperfect.

The Future Tense.

Part IV: Simple Moods.

Mood.

The Conditional.

The Present Subjunctive.

The Imperfect Subjunctive.

Part V: Gerunds and Progressive Tenses.

Gerunds.

Progressive Tenses.

Part VI: Compound Tenses.

Simple vs. Compound Tenses.

The Past Participle.

The Present Perfect.

The Preterit Perfect.

The Pluperfect.

The Future Perfect.

Part VII: Compound Moods.

The Conditional Perfect.

The Present Perfect Subjunctive.

The Pluperfect Subjunctive.

Sequence of Tenses in the Subjunctive.

Conditional Sentences.

Part VIII: The Imperative.

Formal Commands.

Informal Commands.

Indirect Commands.

Part IX: Infinitives.

Using Infinitives.

Derivations from Infinatives.

The Perfect Infinitive.

Part X: Prepositions and Conjunctions.

Prepositions.

Conjunctions.

Part XI: Interrogatives and Exclamations.

Interrogatives.

How to Answer Questions.

Exclamations.

Part XII: Negatives, Indefinites, and Relative Pronouns.

Negatives.

Indefinites and Their Negatives.

Relative Pronouns.

Que.

Quien/Quienes.

El (Los, La, Las) Cual(es)/Que.

Lo Que.

Lo Cual.

Part XIII: Reflexive Verbs.

Reflexive and Non-reflexive Verbs.

Common Reflexive Verbs.

Reflexive Pronouns.

Uses of Reflexive Verbs.

Idioms with Reflexive Verbs.

Part XIV: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Comparisons.

Adjectives.

Adverbs.

Comparisons.

The Superlative.

Part XV: The Passive Voice.

The Passive Voice Defined.

The Passive Voice with Ser.

Substitute Constructions for the Passive.

Glossary.

Appendix A: Verb Charts.

Regular Verbs.

Spelling-Change Verbs.

Stem-Changing Verbs.

Irregular Verbs.

Appendix B: Spanish Vocabulary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764578977
Publisher:
Webster's New World
Subject:
Grammar
Author:
Stein, Gail
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
Spanish language
Subject:
Spanish language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Subject:
Spanish Grammars & Dictionaries
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050408
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , Spanish is by far the most popular foreign language studied in the U.S., with more than 4 million high school students taking classes annually, and countless more in college and continuing education courses. Webster's New World Spanish Grammar Handbook helps students at all ability levels sharpen both their writing skills and verbal expression, so that they can communicate more effectively en español. With coverage of common grammatical errors, clear explanations of difficult grammar rules, and an appendix of grammar rules for easy reference, this is the ultimate handbook for students and professionals seeking to polish their written and verbal skills in this essential international language.
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