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  • Gail Stein, MA Retired foreign language instructor and author, Intermediate Spanish For Dummies

    Cecie Kraynak, MA Spanish instructor and author, Spanish Verbs For Dummies

    • The basics of Spanish grammar and sentence construction

    • How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs

    • To express ideas about the past, present, and future

    Learn:

    Spanish Essentials

    Making Everything Easier!

    Open the book and find:

    • The parts of speech

    • How to determine a noun’s gender

    • How to use “de” to show possession

    • How to select the correct preposition

    • Rules for making adjectives agree

    • Tips for asking and answering yes/no questions

    • Ways to spice up your descriptions

    • Ten important verb distinctions

    Gail Stein, MA, was a foreign language instructor for more than 30 years and wrote Intermediate Spanish For Dummies. Cecie Kraynak, MA, is a Spanish teacher and authored Spanish Verbs For Dummies.

    Foreign Language/Spanish

    $9.99 US / $11.99 CN / £6.99 UK

    ISBN 978-0-470-63751-7

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    If you have some knowledge of Spanish and need a refresher or want a quick reference for grammar and verb conjugation, Spanish Essentials For Dummies contains what you need to communicate effectively. With its focus on everything from constructing sentences to conjugating verbs, this easy-to-follow guide will help you ace writing assignments and tests, and master conversations.

    • Spanish 101 — get the lowdown on the basics, from expressing the date and time to counting to one million

    • The here and now — learn how to communicate in the present tense with verbs and subject pronouns, and how to form the present progressive

    • Way back when — get guidance on working with the past tense, including hints about when to use the preterit and when to use the imperfect

    • What lies ahead — discover the different ways to express the future, whether you need to form the future tense of a regular verb or just want to predict what may happen

    Presenting the core concepts you need to write and speak Spanish correctly Spanish Essentials

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  • Gail Stein, MA Retired foreign language instructor and author, Intermediate Spanish For Dummies

    Cecie Kraynak, MA Spanish instructor and author, Spanish Verbs For Dummies

    • The basics of Spanish grammar and sentence construction

    • How to conjugate regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs

    • To express ideas about the past, present, and future

    Learn:

    Spanish Essentials

    Making Everything Easier!

    Stein

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  • Spanish Essentials

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    DUMmIES ‰

    by Gail Stein, MA, and Cecie Kraynak, MA

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  • About the Authors Gail Stein, MA, is a retired language instructor who taught in New York City public junior and senior high schools for more than 33 years. She has authored many French and Spanish books, including CliffsQuickReview French I and II, CliffsStudySolver Spanish I and II, 575+ French Verbs, Webster’s Spanish Grammar Handbook, and Intermediate Spanish For Dummies. Gail is a multiple-time honoree in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

    Cecie Kraynak, MA, earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and secondary education in literature from Purdue University, and also received her master’s degree in Spanish literature from Purdue. After graduating in 1983, Cecie began what was to become a 20-year career teaching Spanish to junior-high and high-school students. She continues to teach and travel and has served as a consultant on several Spanish learning guides, including Teach Yourself Spanish in 24 Hours (MacMillan) and Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (Barron’s). She is the author of Spanish Verbs For Dummies (Wiley).

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