Mastering Spanish Grammar
This brand-new title for students of Spanish serves the double purpose as a combination workbook and a grammar instruction manual. It is filled with exercises and answers that emphasize informal, conversational language usage. Both the lessons and exercises are arranged progressively, from easy to more difficult, to reflect students' learning development. Mastering Grammar books make ideal supplementary companions to main classroom textbooks. They can also be used as main texts for adult education courses and for individuals learning a new language on their own.
Barron's has a way of making difficult material accessible, readable and understandable. You may be familiar with E-Z Spanish (and French) which are a good option for a 1st or 2nd year high school language student. This book covers more advanced grammar at a late 2nd year to early 4th year high school language level. I would recommend this to a student using a computer-based program which may not be teaching grammar from the beginning, or perhaps someone taking a class could use it for extra practice and explanation and really anyone needing to review Spanish grammar. Topics covered include nouns, adjectives, adverbs, comparisons, pronouns, present tense, preterit, past, past perfect, future, conditional, imperative, subjunctive, special verbs, negation, passive voice, prepositions, conjunctions, and quantities. 6x9", 281pp, pb. Answers are in the back. ~ Sara