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[TOC] Introduction Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Spanish A Romance Language On the Iberian Peninsula The Language of Castile Spanish Literature Out to the World Make It Your Own Chapter 2: Grammar Essentials Just Like English Blueprint of a Sentence Parts of Speech In Agreement Tenses and Moods Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 3: Start with the Basics Learn Your ABCs Pronunciation Guide Showing Stress Counting Off For the Nth Time Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 4: About Nouns Divided by Gender Forming Plurals Definite Articles Indefinite Articles Choosing the Right Article The Rules of Possession Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 5: Making Sense of Pronouns From Noun to Pronoun Itís Personal Whose Is It, Anyway? This, That, and the Other Definitely Indefinite Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 6: Adjectives and Adverbs In Agreement Switching Places Adjectives of Nationality Making Comparisons Forming Adverbs Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 7: Introducing the Verb Action or State of Being In the Infinitive The Present Tense Regular Conjugations Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 8: Irregular Present Indicative Forms There Is an Explanation Spelling Change Verbs Changes in Pronunciation Stem Changing Verbs Just Plain Irregular Ser Versus Estar Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 9: A Quick Verb Usage Guide Saber or Conocer? Talking about the Weather There Is/There Are Just Finished Going to Do It with Ir Progressive Forms Passive Voice Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 10: Object of the Verb What Is an Object? Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Direct Objects Indirect Objects A Different Kind of Construction Make It Impersonal Reflexive Verbs Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 11: In the Past What You Didóthe Preterite Irregular Forms What You Were Doingóthe Imperfect A Point of Comparison Past Progressive Forms Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 12: Future and Conditional Double Endings Future Actions in the Present Simple Future Itís Potential Future and Conditional Clauses Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 13: In the MoodóSubjunctive and Imperative The Subjunctive Mood Present Subjunctive Irregular Present-Subjunctive Forms Indicative or Subjunctive? Past Subjunctive Itís a Command With Reflexive or Object Pronouns Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 14: Perfect Compound Tenses Haber and Past Participle Present Perfect Past-Tense Forms Future and Conditional In the Subjunctive Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 15: Not to Be Overlooked In Conjunction Commonly Used Prepositions A Sign of Excitement The Case of Double Negatives Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 16: Questions and Answers I Have a Question Yes, No, or Maybe Question Words What Time Is It? Other Frequently Asked Questions Practice Makes Perfect Chapter 17: Building Vocabulary The Structure of a Spanish Word Presenting the Prefix Following with the Suffix Itsy Bitsy Diminutives Recognizing Cognates Chapter 18: Writing in Spanish Donít Overcapitalize The Rules of Punctuation When in DoubtóLook It Up Accent Marks, ; , and Other Symbols Composing a Letter Chapter 19: Spanish in Everyday Life Physical Characteristics Family Relations Back to School Eating Out Looking for a Job Appendix A: Verb Tables Appendix B: English to Spanish Glossary Appendix C: Spanish to English Glossary Appendix D: Answer Key
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Spanish language -- Grammar.
Spanish language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.