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Recommendation: The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice

Monday, October 13th, 2008

The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice by Ronni L. Gordon, Ph.D. and David M. Stillman, Ph.D. is a fantastic Spanish reference and learning guide for anyone interested in developing greater proficiency in Spanish grammar.  Although the book states that it’s for intermediate and advanced learners, I believe this book can be just as useful for beginners.

The book is broken up into four major parts:  (I) Verbs — their forms and uses; (II) Nouns and their Modifiers, and Pronouns; (III) Other Elements of the Sentence, such as adverbs, prepositions, interrogative words and question formation, expressing negative sentences, and numbers, date and time; and (IV) Idiomatic Usage, such as common idioms, expressions and proverbs.

I found the chapter on the subjunctive mood to be very useful, with clear examples and an easy to understand explanation. I also appreciated how comprenhesive the verb section is, in terms of conjugation and uses.

The other great thing about this Spanish learning resource or guide is that the book continually builds in related vocabulary. So you’re not just learning Spanish grammar, but you’re also developing your vocabulary.

All in all, this is a great resource for students to have. I highly recommend this book.

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The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice (The Ultimate Verb Review and Practice Series)