Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway 1st Edition
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 28, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 326 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1512073024
- ISBN-13 : 978-1512073027
- Item Weight : 15.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #566,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[UPDATE to 5/5] After some time and practice, I realize how helpful this book has been. When you work through the whole book (the whole book!), you will come away with a much greater understanding of the subjunctive than you will find in any expensive Spanish textbook or native speaker, and I say this as a Spanish educator. More than offering beginners a much better definition of what the subjunctive mood is, it will help those even at the advanced level of Spanish for those moments when you freeze and wonder if to use the subjunctive or not. This is information best for native English speakers as a lot of subjunctive confusion comes from the fact we rarely use it in English. Not only is it new to us, Spanish speakers have little appreciation of how difficult subjunctive can be for English speakers. That's why I say this is more helpful than a native speaker who, even themselves, are unaware of the trigger phrases that the subjunctive.
By the end of the book (if you did all the exercises), using the subjunctive will start to become more natural and you will catch yourself saying triggers "espero que..." and using the subjunctive "...ellos lleguen pronto."
If you struggle with the subjunctive, buy this book.
I would recommend this book for an intermediate level student of Spanish, who would like to brush up or get a better working knowledge of how and when to use the subjunctive.
Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive ' Anyway!
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Look forward to progressing my use of Spanish over the coming weeks.
Highly recommended book.
Also, I noticed that completing the exercises has helped with learning the order of words and pronouns in Spanish sentences, which to English speakers, seems to be 'the wrong way round'. A bonus!
Gordon explains in very simple words, how the subjunctive works, it's interesting and not at all heavy going like some grammar books.
This book is an absolute must for anyone learning Spanish, who has ever dreaded trying to
understand the subjunctive