Easy Spanish Step-by-Step Master High-Frequency Grammar for Spanish Proficiency-Fast!

ISBN-10: 0071463380
ISBN-13: 9780071463386
Edition: 2006
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Description: Barbara Bregstein presents a proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 12/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Barbara Bregstein presents a proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

Barbara Bregstein is a translator and Spanish instructor with more than thirty years' experience teaching at colleges in and around New York City.

Preface
Guide to Pronunciation
The Alphabet
Greetings and Salutations
Elements of a Sentence
Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives
The Gender of Nouns and the Definite Article
Singular Nouns
Plural Nouns
The Indefinite Article
Singular Indefinite Articles
Plural Indefinite Articles
Adjectives
Singular Form of Adjectives
Plural Form of Adjectives
Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns
Subject Pronouns
Estar (to be)
Ser (to be)
Reading Comprehension La casa
Hay, Interrogative Words, Days, and Months
Hay
Interrogative Words
Prepositions
Days of the Week, Months, and Seasons
Reading Comprehension Un pueblo colonial
Reading Comprehension El cine
Numbers, Dates, and Time
Cardinal Numbers
Ordinal Numbers
The Date
Telling Time
Reading Comprehension El restaurante
Reading Comprehension El oficio de la casa
Regular Verbs
Uses of the Present Tense
-Ar Verbs
-Er Verbs
-Ir Verbs
-Ar and -er Verbs with More than One Meaning
Reading Comprehension Una escuela en Mexico
Irregular Verbs
-Ar Verbs
-Er Verbs
-Ir Verbs
Reading Comprehension El tren
Ir and the Future
Ir (to go)
The Future with the Verb ir
Idioms
Idioms with the Verb tener
Other Idioms
Useful Words: que and para
The Relative Pronoun que
The Conjunction que
The Preposition para
Key Vocabulary
Las partes del cuerpo (Parts of the Body)
La familia
Time Expressions with hacer
Reading Comprehension La cita
Adjectives and Adverbs
Possessive Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives
Neuter Demonstrative Pronouns
Adjectives of Nationality
Adjectives That Precede a Noun
Comparative Adjectives
Superlative Adjectives
Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives
Comparing Nouns
Comparing Verbs
Adverbs
Adverbs That Do Not Take the Suffix -mente
Reading Comprehension La fiesta
Negatives and Prepositions
Negatives
Prepositions
Prepositions Followed by Verbs or Nouns
Prepositions Followed by Nouns or Pronouns
Pronouns That Follow Prepositions
The Preposition por
Por and para Compared
Reading Comprehension El circo
Key Vocabulary
Nature
Weather
Reading Comprehension El trabajo
Objects, Reflexive Verbs, and the Present Subjunctive
The Indirect Object
Gustar and the Indirect Object
Me gusta and me gustan
Te gusta and te gustan
Le gusta and le gustan
Nos gusta and nos gustan
Les gusta and les gustan
Verbs Like gustar
The Indirect Object Pronoun
Position of the Indirect Object Pronoun
Reading Comprehension Ir de compras
Reading Comprehension El viaje
The Direct Object
The Personal a and the Direct Object
Transitive Verbs
The Direct Object Pronoun
Position of the Direct Object Pronoun
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Person
The Direct Object Pronoun as a Thing
Reading Comprehension La bienvenida
Reflexive Verbs
The Reflexive Pronouns
Some Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive Verbs Whose English Translations Do Not Necessarily Include Oneself
Position of the Reflexive Pronoun
Reflexive Verbs with Parts of the Body and Clothing
Reflexive Verbs That Express Emotion
Reflexive Verbs That Express Movement
Reflexive Verbs That Express "To Become"
Most Frequently Used Reflexive Verbs
Reflexive Verbs with Reciprocal Meanings
Se and Impersonal Expressions
Reading Comprehension El encuentro
The Present Subjunctive
Formation of the Present Subjunctive
-Ar Verbs
-Er and -ir Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Verbs with Orthographic Changes
Uses of the Present Subjunctive
After Certain Impersonal Expressions
After Certain Verbs
After Certain Conjunctions
After cuando
In Certain Dependent Adjective Clauses
After the Expressions por mas que and por mucho que
After ojala
After acaso, quizas, and tal vez
After aunque
After Compounds of -quiera
After como
Reading Comprehension La despedida
Preterit Tense, Imperfect Tense, and Double Object Pronouns
The Preterit Tense
Formation of the Preterit
Regular -ar Verbs
Regular -er and -ir Verbs
Uses of the Preterit
To Express an Action Completed in the Past
To Express a Series of Completed Actions in the Past
To Express a Condition That Is No Longer in Effect
Irregular Verbs
-Ir Verbs with Stem Changes in the Third Person
Verbs with Orthographic Changes
-Ar Verbs
-Er and -ir Verbs
Verbs with Special Meanings in the Preterit
Reading Comprehension En la corte (primera escena)
The Imperfect Tense
Formation of the Imperfect
Regular -ar Verbs
Regular -er and -ir Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Uses of the Imperfect
To "Set the Stage" in the Past; to Express a Narration, Situation, or Background
To Express Habitual, Customary, or Repeated Actions in the Past
To Express Continuous Actions in the Past
To Express a Description in the Past
To Express Point of Origin in the Past
To Express Time in the Past
To Express One's Age in the Past
Preterit and Imperfect Compared
Querer, poder, saber
Double Object Pronouns
Indirect Object Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun
Reflexive Pronoun with Direct Object Pronoun
Se Plus the Indirect Object Pronoun and Unplanned Occurrences
Reading Comprehension El juicio (segunda escena)
Answer Key
Index

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