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Spanish Verb Tenses: Conjugating Spanish Verbs (Irregular Verbs), Perfecting Your Mastery of Spanish Verbs in all the Tenses (Present, Past, & Future) & Moods (Indicative, Subjunctive, & Conditional) [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Simpson
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Master Spanish Verb Tenses!!!

Spanish students always have trouble with Spanish verbs. This book provides a quick and easy refresher for those who struggle with Spanish verb tenses.

Introduction
Present Tenses
Past Tenses
Future Tenses
Conditional Tense/Mood
The Subjunctive
Other Possible Tenses
More on Spanish Verbs
Conclusion
Recommended Books on Spanish
Verb Chart


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CONTENTS

1 Introduction

2 Present Tenses
Usage
Formation
Regular Verbs
Shoe Verbs
Special yo forms
Hybrids
Completely Irregular Verbs
Verbs like gustar
Reflexive Verbs
Present Progressive
Expressing the Future with ir
Tricky Verbs
Making Questions
Negation
The vos Conjugation

3 Past Tenses
Imperfect
Preterit
Regular Verbs in the Preterit
Special yo forms in the Preterit
Sandal Verbs
Other Verbs
J-ending Verbs
Irregular Verbs
When to Use the Preterit
Present Perfect
Pluscuamperfecto
Preterit Perfect
Other Past Tenses
Immediate Past

4 Future Tenses
Simple Future
Future Perfect
The Fake Future
Haber de + INFINITIVE

5 Conditional Tense/Mood
Simple Conditional
Conditional Perfect

6 The Subjunctive
Present Subjunctive
Imperfect Subjunctive
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Past Perfect Subjunctive
7 Other Possible Tenses

8 More on Spanish Verbs
Active Voice vs. Passive Voice
There is/are
No-Fault Construction
Expressing keeps on + INFINITIVE
Expressing Verb + awayThe Infinitive

9 Conclusion

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  • Publisher: Small Town Press (December 21, 2009)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RGP30
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pragmatic and Well Thought-Out Book July 3, 2009
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Most of us like to read in the little bit of "downtime" we have -- commute to work, standing on a supermarket line, waiting for someone at a restaurant, etc. Those of us actively learning a language would like a thin and light no-nonsense book to study from. Clearly, textbooks are too clunky and heavy to stuff into a handbag. On the other hand, reference books have too much detail and not enough information. This book is the *perfect* compromise between the two.

There's a long period of time between reading information and assimilating information. The key for most of us is practice, practice, practice. This book is perfect for those of us who have read about the various Spanish verb tenses, but still need the clarification, repetition, and reinforcement that is required to master a language. The book is a reference in the sense that it contains lists and data. Yet its more than a reference in the sense that it covers the material needed to communicate in Spanish effectively without covering the exotic material that would only obscure the goal of becoming proficient at knowing and using verb tenses. Coupled with the low price, it is truly a remarkable little book that deserves space on every Spanish student's bookshelf.

Brandon Simpson's pedagogy is spot-on. He refuses to call any verb that is predictable via some kind of pattern an "irregular verb". This is the "can do" approach to learning. While most professors would call "tener" an irregular verb, Mr. Simpson explains in very simple language why it is NOT irregular. In his view, there are really not many irregular verbs, so the reader spends less energy stressing over "why are there so many irregular verbs" and more time learning.

There are tons of analogies, mnemonics, explanations, etc to help make Spanish verb tenses easier to master for the Spanish student. This book is highly recommended.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version is unformatted, not useable February 10, 2010
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I downloaded Spanish Verb Tenses: Conjugating Spanish Verbs on my Kindle this morning after viewing it in paperback form using "Look Inside". It had lots of simple but useful charts and tables in the paperback edition, similar to other things I have downloaded for Kindle. Nothing more complicated than I have seen in other electronic books.

I was very disappointed to find out that this book is almost completely unformatted in Kindle form. For example, the contents of tables are just run together in a paragraph so that there is no way to determine the headers or row or column structure. I was impressed by the clear and simple layout of the paperback version. Much of the usefulness of the book comes from that layout. Most of that is lost in the Kindle version.

For example, the clear and simple chart of pronouns near the front of the book is rendered like this:

yo I nosotros(as) we
tu you (inf. sing) vosotros(as) you-all(inf) usted you(for. sing.) ustedes you-all (for) el he ellos they (m or m/f) ella she ellas they (all f)

You get the idea. Not particularly useful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful information June 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is probably not what you think it is. When I first saw the title, I falsely assumed it was just another reference book showing the various conjugations of the most common 500 or so Spanish verbs. On the contrary, the text explains how and when the tenses are used, how different verbs are used to express the same general thought and how a change in tense can completely change the meaning of the infinitive, how to conjugate, etc.

Verbs in English are relatively easy to learn. The conjugations are fewer. I talk, you talk, he/she talks, we talk, they talk. How hard is that? On the other hand, verbs in Spanish can be intimidating and overwhelming. Hablo, hablas, habla, hablamos, habláis, hablan, and in some countries hablás or hablái is thrown in just to ruin the student's day. Other complications include differences between the use of tenses and, of course, everyone's favorite: the beloved subjunctive. Nevertheless, the Spanish verb can be mastered. This book will show you how to do it.

Notes:

Vos has long been used in Costa Rica where it can found in advertisements as well as informal conversations. Su merced is heard around Bogotá.

I do not recall reading another explanation the preterit progressive. Well done.

The subjunctive is thoroughly explained.

The explanation of the active and inactive tenses is quite good.
The Spanish inactive is often preferred by native speakers. In English the active is usually preferred.

Although we often hear of regular and irregular verbs, some irregular verbs are quite regular and easy to learn.

The section on the reflexive brought back memories of some of the dumb things I have said.
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