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IntroductionI THE PRESENT TENSE1 Conjugation of regular verbs
The basics of verbs
Conjugating verbs
Regular -ar verbs
Negative sentences
Regular -er verbs
Regular -ir verbs
Asking questions2 Ser and estar
Using ser
Using estar3 Hay4 Tener
Possession
Age
Idiomatic expressions with tener
Obligation5 The personal a6 Common irregular verbs
Phrases with two verbs-querer, poder, deber
Describing the weather-hacer, estar
Playing games-jugar
Expressing future action-ir + a + Infinitive7 Saber and conocer
Saber
Conocer8 Stem-changing verbs
o > ue
e > ie
e > i9 Irregular verb groups
Infinitives ending with -cer preceded by a vowel
Infinitives ending with -ucir
Infinitives ending with -cer or -cir preceded by a consonant
Infinitives ending with -ger or -gir
Infinitives ending with -aer
Infinitives ending with -uir not preceded by g
Infinitives ending with -guir10 Reflexive verbs11 Gustar and similarly formed verbs12 The present progressive
Formation of the present progressive
Object pronouns with the present progressiveII THE PAST TENSES, THE FUTURE TENSE,THE CONDITIONAL TENSE, AND THE PRESENT AND PAST PERFECT TENSES13 The preterite tense
Regular verbs in the preterite
Irregular verbs in the preterite
Verbs that change meaning in the preterite14 The imperfect tense
Regular verbs in the imperfect
Irregular verbs in the imperfect
When to use the imperfect15 The future tense
Regular verbs in the future
Irregular verbs in the future16 The conditional tense
Regular verbs in the conditional
Irregular verbs in the conditional17 The present perfect tense

Formation of the present perfect18 The past perfect tense
Formation of the past perfectIII THE IMPERATIVE, THE SUBJUNCTIVE,THE FUTURE AND CONDITIONAL PERFECT TENSES, AND THE PASSIVE VOICE19 The imperative
tu commands
usted commands
ustedes commands
vosotros commands
nosotros commands
Notable characteristics of commands20 The present subjunctive
Formation of the present subjunctive
Uses of the present subjunctive21 The imperfect subjunctive
Formation of the imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive22 The future perfect subjunctive
Formation of the future perfect subjunctive
Uses of the future perfect subjunctive23 The conditional perfect subjunctive
Formation of the conditional perfect subjunctive
Uses of the conditional perfect subjunctive24 The present perfect subjunctive
Formation of the present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive25 The pluperfect subjunctive
Formation of the pluperfect subjunctive
Uses of the pluperfect subjunctive26 The passive voice
Incomplete passive voice
Complete passive voiceAppendix A: Verb conjugation charts
Appendix B: Verbs that take a preposition
Answer key
Spanish-English glossary
English-Spanish glossaryMcGraw-Hill's Language Lab app:
Flashcards: 110 sets
Audio: Answers to 180 exercises
Audio: Verb conjugations, example sentences
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Dorothy Richmond is an experienced teacher of Spanish and the bestselling author of five titles in the Practice Makes Perfect series.

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