Higher Education

¡Eso es!: Breve gramática para la comunicación, 1st Edition

  • Gene S. Kupferschmid Boston College
  • Susan G. Polansky Carnegie Mellon University
  • ISBN-10: 0395962749  |  ISBN-13: 9780395962749
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.25



An invaluable resource for intermediate Spanish students, this flexible, modular approach to Spanish grammar serves not only as a complete grammar review, but also as a reference book and a practice manual. A practical worktext presented in 24 chapters, ¡Eso es! is designed either for use with the reader Exploraciones, or as an independent reference text for a composition, conversation, or reading/literature course.

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1. Review of basics
1.1 Review of the present indicative tense: Regular, stem-changing, and irregular verbs
1.2 Gender of nouns and the definite and indefinite articles
1.3 The personal a
1.4 Interrogatives
1.5 Además... Words for designating workers and employees
En resumen
Capítulo 2. Ser, estar and haber (hay)
2.1 Ser
2.2 Estar
2.3 Ser or estar before an adjective
2.4 Hay, ser, and estar
Además... Spanish verbs that mean to realize
En resumen
Capítulo 3. Adjectives
3.1 Agreement of nouns and adjectives
3.2 Placement of adjectives
3.3 Different meanings of certain adjectives according to their placement
3.4 Placement of two or more adjectives
3.5 Using the prounoun lo + adjective
3.6 Además... Different meanings of certain nouns according to gender
En resumen
Capítulo 4. Reflexive verbs and verbs used reflexively
4.1 Reflexive verbs
4.2 The reflexive to express reciprocity
4.3 Reflexive and non-reflexive meanings
4.4 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to become
En resumen
Capítulo 5. Third-person verbs
5.1 Third-person verbs
5.2 Third-person verbs with se to express involuntary occurrences
5.3 Además... Pero, sino, sino que, and no sólo...sino que
En resumen
Capítulo 6. Possessive and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
6.1 Unstressed possessive adjectives
6.2 Stressed possessive pronouns and adjectives
6.3 Demonstrative adjectives
6.4 Demonstrative pronouns
6.5 Neuter demonstrative pronouns
6.6 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to support and to stand (tolerate)
En resumen
Capítulo 7. Adverbs
7.1 Adverbs ending in -mente
7.2 Adverbs of manner
7.3 Adverbs of place
7.4 Adverbs and adverbial phrases of time
7.5 Adverbs of quantity
7.6 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to take
En resumen
Capítulo 8. Comparisons and superlatives
8.1 Unequal comparisons
8.2 Equal comparisons
8.3 Superlatives
8.4 Además... Differences and similarities
En resumen
Capítulo 9. Direct and indirect object pronouns
9.1 Direct object pronouns
9.2 Indirect object pronouns
9.3 Double object pronouns
9.4 Special uses of the pronoun lo
9.5 Además... Spanish verbs indicating on and off
En resumen
Capítulo 10. The impersonal se and the passive voice
10.1 The impersonal se
10.2 The passive se
10.3 True passive voice
10.4 Además... False cognates
En resumen
Capítulo 11. The imperfect and the preterite
11.1 The imperfect tense
11.2 The preterite tense
11.3 Verbs with different meanings in the preterite and the imperfect
11.4 Preterite and imperfect
11.5 Además... Words relating to time
En resumen
Capítulo 12. Progressive tenses and hace...que to refer to time
12.1 Formation and use of the progressive tenses
12.2 Placement of object pronouns with progressive forms
12.3 Hace que and alternative to refer to time
12.4 Además... Expressions with hacer
En resumen
Capítulo 13. The future and the conditional tenses and probability
13.1 The future tense: Uses and formation
13.2 The conditional tense: Uses and formation
13.3 The future of probability
13.4 The conditional of probability
13.5 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to move
En resumen
Capítulo 14. The perfect tenses
14.1 The present perfect tense: Uses and formation
14.2 The pluperfect tense: Uses and formation
14.3 The future perfect tense: Uses and formation
14.4 The conditional perfect tense: Uses and formation
14.5 The perfect infinitive
14.6 Además... Expressions with dar and darse
En resumen
Capítulo 15. The prepositions por and para
15.1 Uses of por
15.2 Verbs followed by por
15.3 Uses of para
15.4 Además... Idiomatic expressions with por
En resumen
Capítulo 16. Verbs followed by the prepositions a, con, de, en
16.1 Verbs followed by the preposition a
16.2 Verbs followed by the preposition con
16.3 Verbs followed by the preposition de
16.4 Verbs followed by the preposition en
16.5 Además... Numbers
En resumen
Capítulo 17. Imperatives and indirect commands
17.1 Affirmative and negative commands with Ud. and Uds.
17.2 Affirmative and negative commands with tú
17.3 Nosotros commands
17.4 Indirect commands
17.5 Además... Places of work
En resumen
Capítulo 18. The subjunctive: Function and forms
18.1 The subjunctive mood: An introduction
18.2 The present subjunctive
18.3 The present perfect subjunctive
18.4 The imperfect subjunctive
18.5 The pluperfect subjunctive
18.6 Sequence of tenses
18.7 Además... Set phrases with the subjunctive
En resumen
Capítulo 19. Uses of the subjunctive I
19.1 The subjunctive to express influence, indirect command, request, or necessity
19.2 The subjunctive to express emotion or judgment
19.3 Además... Expressions with meter
En resumen
Capítulo 20. Use of the subjunctive II
20.1 The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and possibility
20.2 Affirmatives and negatives
20.3 The subjunctive with negative and indefinite antecedents
20.4Además... Idiomatic expressions with affirmatives and negatives
En resumen
Capítulo 21. Use of the subjunctive III
21.1 The subjunctive to express future events
21.2 The subjunctive to express purpose
21.3 Además... Spanish verbs that mean to run
En resumen
Capítulo 22. Use of the subjunctive IV
22.1 The subjunctive with a pesar de que, aunque, and indeterminate expressions
22.2 The subjunctive in the como si clause
22.3 The subjunctive in if (si) clauses
22.4 Además... Idiomatic expressions with echar
En resumen
Capítulo 23. Relative pronouns
23.1 The relative pronouns que and quien(es)
23.2 The relative pronouns el que and el cual
23.3 Relative pronouns following prepositions
23.4 The relative pronouns cuyo and donde
23.5 Use of lo que and lo cual
23.6 Además... Diminutives and augmentatives
En resumen
Capítulo 24. Infinitives and Gerunds
24.1 Review of the uses of the infinitives
24.2 The infinitive used as a noun
24.3 Other uses of the present participle
24.4 Además... Adjectives that end in -ing in English
En resumen
Appendixes: 1. Verbs. 2. Answers to Actividades. 3. Spanish-English Vocabulary