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by Dorothy Richmond
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March 11, 2010 0071639306 978-0071639309 2

Go beyond conjugation and learn the right verb tenses for speaking and writing in Spanish.

If you are looking for help memorizing Spanish verb conjugations, then any Spanish verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these language building blocks are used in everyday speech and writing. That's where Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses comes in.

The ideal reference/workbook for beginning to intermediate Spanish-language learners, Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses shows you when and why to use certain verb tenses and gives you plenty of examples, increasing your confidence in choosing the right word.

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses lets you:

  • Learn when and why to use different verb tenses
  • Reinforce your knowledge with everyday examples covering a wide range of topics
  • Build your verb skills using more than 250 engaging exercises

With numerous skill-building exercises, comprehensive verb conjugation tables, and the proven Practice Makes Perfect format, you will learn to speak and write in Spanish fluently in no time at all.

Topics include: Present Tense; Conjugation of Regular Verbs; Ser and Estar; Hay; Tener; The Personal a; A Dozen Highly Useful Irregular Verbs; Saber and Conocer; Stem-Changing Infinitives; Noteworthy Infinitives; Reflexive Verbs; Gustar et al.; The Present Progressive; The Past, Future, and Conditional Tenses; The Preterite Tense; The Imperfect Tense; The Future Tense; The Conditional Tense; The Present Perfect Tense; The Past Perfect Tense; The Imperative, Subjunctive, and Compound Tenses, and the Passive Voice; The Imperative; The Present Subjunctive; The Imperfect Subjunctive; The Future Perfect; The Conditional Perfect; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; The Pluperfect Subjunctive; The Passive Voice

(An enhanced ebook is now available with an audio answer key. Please select Kindle Edition with Audio/Video from the available formats.)


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Practice Makes Perfect:
Basic Spanish

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Spanish Verb Tenses

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Complete Spanish Grammar

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Spanish Vocabulary
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300 workbook exercises to sharpen your Spanish skills
200 workbook exercises and free online audio content at Audiostudyplayer.com
350 workbook exercises and free online audio content at Audiostudyplayer.com
250 workbook exercises and free online audio content at Audiostudyplayer.com
About the Author
Dorothy Richmond is an experienced Spanish teacher and best-selling author of language-instruction materials.
Dorothy Richmond is an experienced Spanish teacher and best-selling author of language-instruction materials. Gilda Nissenberg is a Ph.D. and experienced educated based in Miami, FL.
Dorothy Richmond is an experienced Spanish teacher and best-selling author of language-instruction materials.

About the Author

Dorothy Richmond is an experienced teacher of Spanish and successful author of Spanish language-learning grammars.


Product Details

  • Series: Practice Makes Perfect Series
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (March 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071639306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071639309
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dorothy Richmond is an experienced teacher of Spanish and the bestselling author of Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses.

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134 of 136 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, with one suggestion May 21, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is great, I started learning Spanish two months ago as a complete beginner, I purchased this book along with Basic Spanish and Pronouns and Prepositions.

I went through Basic Spanish in 2 weeks and then delved into verb tenses. I have to say I love these exercises, it is really interesting and encourage you to continue without making you feel bored. I finished this book today with 1.5 month of daily effort.

English is not my first Language so I know how boring learning grammar could have been. I wasted so many times before trying to understand these English verb tenses. But when using this book, everything is just naturally falling into its category with the great explanation and exercise provided by the author(of course, some of them is quite similar to english, so it saved my time)

I'm not go for a grammar expert in spanish, so a clear explanation of the commonly seen verb structures like "se puede" is my expectation. Right now, I think Spanish Verb Tenses did a fantastic job

Only suggestion for this book, I wish there's review sections and exercises in the book covering different chapters, because the exercise under its own chapter title makes me little bit lazy to think about the tense deeper, I just have to use the one indicated by the chapter title.

(Another thing I'd like to mention is that the conjugation of Spanish verb is much more complex than English since it's directly from Latin, while English is not. So at first you might be little bit scared, but believe me, it is really nothing.
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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
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This is by far the best investment I've made in my Spanish learning career. This book has helped me understand so much more than anything I've ever had. Visual learning is a good start, but when you get down to the knitty gritty of things, you realize that you are going to have to know how to form sentences on your own if you ever plan on getting anywhere. This book is marked for beginner to intermediate and that seems about right.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best practice book EVER May 19, 2010
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This is by far the best spanish workbook I have ever used. It gradually exposes the reader to vocabulary while keeping it's focus on grammar. I love the way it describes "rules" that I never could get before. I have studied Spanish for a long time, and this book helped clarify somethings to me that I didn't learn in the classroom. To anyone who has self-motivation, I would highly recommend this book.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Working well for me. September 11, 2010
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I took two years of Spanish in high school nearly 50 years ago. I can converse in simple present tense with a limited vocabulary. I am trying to get so that I can converse and understand in most situations. It also requires that you write a paragraph in each section which helps immensely in reinforcing what you have learned. This book replaces one I had been using that I was not that happy with. I am finding this is much better structured and I can progress quickly. They say you can't learn at 65 but with this book I am making great progress. Has anyone seen my car keys?
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars E-book needs links to answers October 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love all the spanish grammar books in this series. They are well written and extremely helpful. This is the first time I bought a book like this in the Kindle Ebook Version. The problem I had as I was going through the exercises was that there were no links from the exercises to the answer key. In order to check my answers I had to go back to the beginning of the book and find the table of contents. Then, I had to find the answer key. Then, I had to page my way through the answer key until I made my way to the right exercise. And there are a lot of exercises in this book. It was very frustrating. This would not have been so bad if the book I had purchased was the paperback version. But the ebook makes it challenging. I will not buy another e-book text like this until I know that they have included the links from the exercises to the answer keys.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I grew up in a spanish-speaking home and even lived in Mexico for a year when I was a child.
These experiences gave me a solid foundation for SPEAKING spanish, which is where many
people struggle. However, I never had to study spanish on an academic level when I was
in school. Now that I am an adult and understand the remarkable blessing of having spanish
in my background, I wanted to become genuinely fluent. Reading, writing, speaking and listening.

I've used 2 outstanding products to build my academic foundation: Speak in a Week - Spanish
Speak in a Week!: See, Hear, Say & Learn Spanish: 4 week Set (Spanish Edition)
which is FAR AND AWAY THE SINGLE BEST SPANISH RESOURSE EVER CREATED. This is where I refer everyone
wanting to taste spanish for the first time. Great for beginners.

Secondly, though it took me almost 2 years to get through it, I credit Spanish Made Simple for
building a solid and more comprehensive foundation for my spanish.Spanish Made Simple: Revised and Updated (Please remember that I study spanish for fun on the side - I have a life, a job, and a family) This resource is great if you have access to a friend/family member who is fluent in spanish. It's great and I've gone through every single page.

However, I now wanted to zero in on the nitty-gritty of the details in spanish. I'd read reviews
of many products and decided to try both Spanish Verb Tenses and Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars book
Outstanding! Though I have not used it yet, I skimmed through to ensure it had the lessons I will eventually work on.
Published 7 days ago by Jose
2.0 out of 5 stars Fonts in examples too small
Does not work well on the kindle. Even though one can adjust the font to large as with any kindle book, the examples in the book remain in very small print even with a magnifier... Read more
Published 19 days ago by roddy88
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped A Lot
I'm taking Spanish Lessons in a small group and this book helps supplement the instruction from Pimsleur CDS and small group instruction.
Published 26 days ago by sharon starkey
4.0 out of 5 stars very helpful
i like the way it organizes verbs into categories. it has decent activities and exercises to help learn the verbs
Published 1 month ago by mpatso
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand!!!!
This book has been so helpful in navigating the confusing world of Spanish verb conjugation. Audio files allow you to hear what the spoken word SHOULD sound like !!!
Published 1 month ago by starfish
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for a beginner
It is helpful to have had some Spanish or a lot of dedication to use this workbook. It's not for a beginner.
Published 1 month ago by A. A. Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for beginners
I found this book in my neighborhood library and loved studying my Spanish from it. I don't really have a teacher and always wanted to learn Spanish at my own convenience. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pearl
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Book
This book, along with the others in the Dorothy Richmond series, is a wonderful text for self-study of the Spanish language. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mystery reader
1.0 out of 5 stars This is strictly for beginners
Not what I expected. It is more of an activity book teaching/learning, not a consultation type textbook.Not what I expected. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Alvarez
4.0 out of 5 stars Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses
This book is very complete. It has everything I need. I would highly recommend it to anyone studying Spanish at home or as a subject in school.
Published 1 month ago by Dolores Lewis
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