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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.
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
This convenient worktext gives students a unique approach to learning, remembering, and reviewing how to use Spanish verbs correctly. The book provides a systematic presentation and review of Spanish verb forms and explains when and why a certain verb tense should be used. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses includes an impressive number of exercises and open-ended questions, numerous conjugation charts, a list of verbs and their prepositions, and Spanish-English and English-Spanish vocabulary lists.
Important features include theoretical and practical information. Ample practice exercises in a work book format. Charts of the forms of the regular verbs in all tenses, as well as the forms of important irregular verbs.
A workbook to help you master Spanish tenses
Some things just take a lot of practice to learn, and verb tenses are one of them! Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses goes beyond the scope of many other books that deal with verbs. Typical verb books often present little more than charts of conjugations with perhaps some mechanical exercises that do little to help you really master when and why a particular verb tense should be used.
Spanish Verb Tenses fills this void by offering clear, concise, and at times, humorous explanations that pinpoint why a certain tense works in a given situation. The hundreds of varied exercises offer the added plus of allowing for lots of practice.
The book is divided into three main parts: Part I deals exclusively with the present tense-including the conjugation of regular verbs, formation of questions, essential differences between ser and estar, use of the personal a, reflexive verbs, and the present progressive mood.
Part II covers the other six tenses of the indicative mood: preterite, imperfect, future, conditional, present perfect, and past perfect.
Part III presents the imperative and the subjunctive, as well as the future perfect, conditional perfect, and the passive voice.
Two appendices complete the text-one lists verb conjugations, and the other highlights certain verbs and their corresponding prepositions. There are also two bilingual glossaries that define vocabulary introduced in the exercises.
As a companion to a basic text, as a review workbook, or as a reference source, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses is an indispensable tool for all those who want to practice and perfect their use of Spanish verbs.
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Table of Contents
I The Present Tense
1. Conjugation of Regular Verbs
2. Ser and Estar
5. The Personal a
6. A Dozen Highly Useful Irregular Verbs
7. Saber and Conocer
8. Stem-Changing Infinitives
9. Noteworthy Infinitives
10. Reflexive Verbs
11. Gustar et al.
12. The Present Progressive
II The Past, Future, and Conditional Tenses
12. The Preterite Tense
14. The Imperfect Tense
15. The Future Tense
16. The Conditional Tense
17. The Present Perfect Tense
18. The Past Perfect Tense
III The Imperative, Subjunctive, and Compound Tenses, and the Passive Voice
19. The Imperative
20. The Present Subjunctive
21. The Imperfect Subjunctive
22. The Future Perfect
23. The Conditional Perfect
24. The Present Perfect Subjunctive
25. The Pluperfect Subjunctive
26. The Passive Voice
Verb Conjugation Charts
5. Present Subjunctive
6. Imperfect Subjunctive
7. Conjugations of Auxiliary Haber
Lists of Verbs That Take Prepositions