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Eso Es! : Breve Gramatica Para La Communication

Eso Es! : Breve Gramatica Para La Communication - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395962749

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ISBN13: 978-0395962749
ISBN10: 0395962749

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No

List price: $148.50

Eso Es! : Breve Gramatica Para La Communication - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0395962749

Gene Kupferschmid and Susan G. Polansky

ISBN13: 978-0395962749
ISBN10: 0395962749

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2001
International: No

An invaluable resource for intermediate Spanish students, this flexible, modular approach to Spanish grammar serves not only as a complete grammar review, but also as a reference book and a practice manual. A practical worktext presented in 24 chapters, ¡Eso es! is designed either for use with the reader Exploraciones, or as an independent reference text for a composition, conversation, or reading/literature course.

  • The self-contained chapters can be completed sequentially or reordered to suit any course syllabus.
  • Each chapter presents grammatical structures clearly and concisely in English. All explanations include examples of practical use in natural Spanish.
  • Each grammar point is reinforced through a wide range of meaningful, contextualized exercises, including activities for structured, personalized, and communicative practice.
  • A special Además section discusses select lexical issues.
  • An answer key for most text activities is provided in the appendix for immediate verification.

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1. Review of basics

1.1 Review of the present indicative tense: Regular, stem-changing, and irregular verbs 1.2 Gender of nouns and the definite and indefinite articles 1.3 The personal a 1.4 Interrogatives 1.5 Además... Words for designating workers and employees En resumen

Capítulo 2. Ser, estar and haber (hay)

2.1 Ser 2.2 Estar 2.3 Ser or estar before an adjective 2.4 Hay, ser, and estarAdemás... Spanish verbs that mean to realize En resumen

Capítulo 3. Adjectives

3.1 Agreement of nouns and adjectives 3.2 Placement of adjectives 3.3 Different meanings of certain adjectives according to their placement 3.4 Placement of two or more adjectives 3.5 Using the prounoun lo + adjective 3.6 Además... Different meanings of certain nouns according to gender En resumen

Capítulo 4. Reflexive verbs and verbs used reflexively

4.1 Reflexive verbs 4.2 The reflexive to express reciprocity 4.3 Reflexive and non-reflexive meanings 4.4 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to become En resumen

Capítulo 5. Third-person verbs

5.1 Third-person verbs 5.2 Third-person verbs with se to express involuntary occurrences 5.3 Además... Pero, sino, sino que, and no sólo...sino que En resumen

Capítulo 6. Possessive and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns

6.1 Unstressed possessive adjectives 6.2 Stressed possessive pronouns and adjectives 6.3 Demonstrative adjectives 6.4 Demonstrative pronouns 6.5 Neuter demonstrative pronouns 6.6 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to support and to stand (tolerate) En resumen

Capítulo 7. Adverbs

7.1 Adverbs ending in -mente 7.2 Adverbs of manner 7.3 Adverbs of place 7.4 Adverbs and adverbial phrases of time 7.5 Adverbs of quantity 7.6 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to take En resumen

Capítulo 8. Comparisons and superlatives

8.1 Unequal comparisons 8.2 Equal comparisons 8.3 Superlatives 8.4 Además... Differences and similarities En resumen

Capítulo 9. Direct and indirect object pronouns

9.1 Direct object pronouns 9.2 Indirect object pronouns 9.3 Double object pronouns 9.4 Special uses of the pronoun lo 9.5 Además... Spanish verbs indicating on and off En resumen

Capítulo 10. The impersonal se and the passive voice

10.1 The impersonal se 10.2 The passive se 10.3 True passive voice 10.4 Además... False cognates En resumen

Capítulo 11. The imperfect and the preterite

11.1 The imperfect tense 11.2 The preterite tense 11.3 Verbs with different meanings in the preterite and the imperfect 11.4 Preterite and imperfect 11.5 Además... Words relating to time En resumen

Capítulo 12. Progressive tenses and hace...que to refer to time

12.1 Formation and use of the progressive tenses 12.2 Placement of object pronouns with progressive forms 12.3 Hace que and alternative to refer to time 12.4 Además... Expressions with hacer En resumen

Capítulo 13. The future and the conditional tenses and probability

13.1 The future tense: Uses and formation 13.2 The conditional tense: Uses and formation 13.3 The future of probability 13.4 The conditional of probability 13.5 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to move En resumen

Capítulo 14. The perfect tenses

14.1 The present perfect tense: Uses and formation 14.2 The pluperfect tense: Uses and formation 14.3 The future perfect tense: Uses and formation 14.4 The conditional perfect tense: Uses and formation 14.5 The perfect infinitive 14.6 Además... Expressions with dar and darse En resumen

Capítulo 15. The prepositions por and para

15.1 Uses of por 15.2 Verbs followed by por 15.3 Uses of para 15.4 Además... Idiomatic expressions with por En resumen

Capítulo 16. Verbs followed by the prepositions a, con, de, en

16.1 Verbs followed by the preposition a 16.2 Verbs followed by the preposition con 16.3 Verbs followed by the preposition de 16.4 Verbs followed by the preposition en 16.5 Además... NumbersEn resumen

Capítulo 17. Imperatives and indirect commands

17.1 Affirmative and negative commands with Ud. and Uds. 17.2 Affirmative and negative commands with 17.3 Nosotros commands 17.4 Indirect commands 17.5 Además... Places of workEn resumen

Capítulo 18. The subjunctive: Function and forms

18.1 The subjunctive mood: An introduction 18.2 The present subjunctive 18.3 The present perfect subjunctive 18.4 The imperfect subjunctive 18.5 The pluperfect subjunctive18.6 Sequence of tenses 18.7 Además... Set phrases with the subjunctiveEn resumen

Capítulo 19. Uses of the subjunctive I

19.1 The subjunctive to express influence, indirect command, request, or necessity19.2 The subjunctive to express emotion or judgment 19.3 Además... Expressions with meterEn resumen

Capítulo 20. Use of the subjunctive II

20.1 The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and possibility 20.2 Affirmatives and negatives 20.3 The subjunctive with negative and indefinite antecedents 20.4Además... Idiomatic expressions with affirmatives and negativesEn resumen

Capítulo 21. Use of the subjunctive III

21.1 The subjunctive to express future events 21.2 The subjunctive to express purpose 21.3 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to runEn resumen

Capítulo 22. Use of the subjunctive IV

22.1 The subjunctive with a pesar de que, aunque, and indeterminate expressions 22.2 The subjunctive in the como si clause 22.3 The subjunctive in if (si) clauses 22.4 Además... Idiomatic expressions with echarEn resumen

Capítulo 23. Relative pronouns

23.1 The relative pronouns que and quien(es) 23.2 The relative pronouns el que and el cual 23.3 Relative pronouns following prepositions 23.4 The relative pronouns cuyo and donde 23.5 Use of lo que and lo cual 23.6 Además... Diminutives and augmentativesEn resumen

Capítulo 24. Infinitives and Gerunds

24.1 Review of the uses of the infinitives 24.2 The infinitive used as a noun 24.3 Other uses of the present participle 24.4 Además... Adjectives that end in -ing in EnglishEn resumen


1. Verbs.
2. Answers to Actividades.
3. Spanish-English Vocabulary