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CliffsStudySolver : Spanish I

CliffsStudySolver : Spanish I - 03 edition

CliffsStudySolver : Spanish I - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780764537653

ISBN10: 0764537652

CliffsStudySolver : Spanish I by Gail Stein - ISBN 9780764537653
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
CliffsStudySolver : Spanish I by Gail Stein - ISBN 9780764537653

ISBN13: 9780764537653

ISBN10: 0764537652

Edition: 03

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Inside you'll get the practice you need to learn Spanish I, including:

Parts of Speech

  • Nouns and pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Articles

Verb Review

  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • The imperative
  • Gerunds and the present progressive
  • Present, past, and future tenses
  • Conditional and subjunctive moods
  • Imperfect and present perfect tenses
  • Verb charts

Putting It Together

  • Sentences, phrases, and clauses
  • Punctuation and capitalization

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  • Practice problems in every chapter-with explanations and solutions
  • Diagnostic pretest to assess your current skills
  • Full-length exam that adapts to your skill level

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Author Bio

Stein, Gail :

Gail Stein, M.A., is a recently retired foreign language instructor who has taught in New York City public junior and senior high schools for more than 30 years. She has authored several language textbooks, including the Spanish Practice and Testing series. She is a multiple-time honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Daily Tools.

Days, Months, and Dates.

Chapter 2: Articles and Nouns.

Noun Plurals.
Chapter 3:Possession.
Possession Using De.
Possessive Adjectives.
Possessive Pronouns.

Chapter 4: Subject Pronouns, the Present Tense, and Verbal Distinctions.

Subject Pronouns.
The Present Tense.
Using the Present Tense.
Verbal Distinctions.

Chapter 5: Asking and Answering Questions.

Asking Yes/No Questions.
Asking Information Questions.
Answering Yes/No Questions.
Answering Information Questions.

Chapter 6: Reflexive Verbs.

Reflexive Pronouns.
Reflexive Verbs with Infinitives and Gerunds.
Verbs Used Reflexively in Spanish but Not in English.
Verbs with Special Reflexive Meanings.
Idiomatic Reflexive Verbs.
Reflexive Verbs Expressing Reciprocal Action.
Reflexive Pronoun Se Used to Express the Passive Voice.

Chapter 7: Object Pronouns.

Direct Object Pronouns.
Indirect Object Pronouns.
Gustar and Other Similar Verbs.
Position of Object and Reflexive Pronouns.
Double Object Pronouns.

Chapter 8: Gerunds and the Present Progressive.

Progressive Tenses.
Forming the Present Progressive.

Chapter 9:Adjectives.

The Gender of Adjectives.
Plural of Adjectives.
Position of Adjectives.
Adjectives with Different Meanings.
One Noun and Two Adjectives.
Shortened Forms of Adjectives.

Chapter 10:Adverbs.

Formation of Adverbs.
Adverbial Phrases.
Adjectives versus Adverbs.
Exceptions to the Rules.
Position of Adverbs.

Chapter 11:Comparisons.

Comparisons of Inequality.
Comparisons of Equality.
The Absolute Superlative.

Chapter 12: Prepositions.

Prepositional Distinctions.
Prepositions before Infinitives.
Prepositional Modifiers.
Prepositional Pronouns.

Chapter 13: The Preterit.

The Preterit Tense of Regular Verbs.
The Preterit Tense of Spelling-Change Verbs.
The Preterit of Irregular Verbs.
Using the Preterit.

Chapter 14: The Imperfect.

The Imperfect of Regular Verbs.
The Imperfect of Irregular Verbs.
Using the Imperfect.

Chapter 15: The Present Perfect.

Formation of the Present Perfect.
Past Participles of Regular Verbs.
Past Participles of Irregular Verbs.
Using the Present Perfect.

Chapter 16: The Future and the Conditional.

The Future.
The Conditional.

Chapter 17: The Subjunctive.

Forming the Subjunctive.
Irregular in the Present Tense Yo Form Verbs.
Using the Subjunctive.

Chapter 18: The Imperative.

Formal Commands.
Informal Commands.
Object Pronouns with Commands.
Customized Full-Length Exam.
Verb Charts.
Regular Verbs.
Stem-Change Verbs.
Spelling-Change Verbs.
Irregular Verbs.