From the Back Cover
Speak and write Spanish as if it were your native tongue!
Tired of making the same old mistakes of switching your genders, confusing your tenses, and mixing up your idioms? It happens--but before you get used to speaking Spanglish, consult this guide and break those bad habits that leave everybody you talk to scratching their head. Correct Your Spanish Blunders not only tells you what you've done wrong with more than 1,000 of your typical learner errors, clearly highlighted in red, it also explains the reasons behind the mistakes, so you can correct yourself in the future.
With the aim of improving your Spanish skills, this fun but comprehensive guide will help you avoid all the common pitfalls, such as:
- Mispronunciation and misspelling
- Applying English grammar patterns to Spanish
- Putting verbs in the wrong tense
- Using incorrect prepositions in expressions
- Forgetting agreements in gender and number
- Hanging out with falsos amigos (false cognates)
Correct Your Spanish Blunders contains exercises covering all parts of grammar and wraps it all up with review passages to check that you are blunder-free. Soon, biting your nails will be your only bad habit!
About the Author
Jean Yates teaches Spanish at George Washington University. She has also taught Spanish as a second language on the high school and community college levels and to adults in the workplace. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.