All those who seriously want to speak or write Spanish well must acquire a thorough knowledge of its verb system. The conjugation and use of Spanish verbs, however, is an area that often poses considerable difficulties to students of the language. This guide helps learners overcome these obstacles, so that they can confidently use verbs when expressing themselves in Spanish. Combining the features of a textbook, workbook and a self-study manual, this guide clearly and systematically explains how the Spanish verb system works, while providing various exercises for thorough practice of each point covered. This edition features a final unit in which all the verb tenses are covered together to improve the reader's ability to select the correct verb form.
Table of Contents
REGULAR VERBS PRESENT - 1 IMPERFECT-8 PRETERIT-13 FUTURE-20 CONDITIONAL-26 PROGRESSIVE TENSES-31 PERFECT TENSES-36 PERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE-42 IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE-46 IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE-49 PERFECT TENSES OF THE SUBJUNCTIVE-49 REFLEXIVE VERBS-54 STEM-CHANGING VERBS-CLASS I-62 STEM -CHANGING VERBS- CLASS II-66 STEM-CHANGING VERBS- CLASS III-69 ORTHOGRAPHIC STEM CHANGES-85 IRREGULAR VERBS-96 IRREGULAR PAST PARTICIPLES-120 FINAL REVIEW-127 ANSWER KEY-153 INDEX OF INFINITIVES ENGLISH TO SPANISH-199 INDEX OF SPANISH INFINITIVES-203
Vivienne Bey has had many years experience teaching Spanish.