Spanish Verb Tenses

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Passport Books, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 305 pages

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 Tensesgoes 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 masterwhenandwhya particular verb tense should be used.

Spanish Verb Tensesfills 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 betweenserandestar, use of the personala, 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 Tensesis an indispensable tool for all those who want to practice and perfect their use of Spanish verbs.

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Conjugation of Regular Verbs
Ser and Estar

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Dorothy Richmond is an experienced teacher of Spanish and successful author of Spanish language-learning grammars.

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