This bestselling book in the Practice Makes Perfect series treats Spanish
pronouns and prepositions systematically in a worktext format. Containing
concise, user-friendly explanations with generous and varied practice, the
book helps students develop their knowledge of how and why pronouns and
prepositions are used. Plus it encourages students to use the pronouns and
prepositions in real-life contexts.
Text: English, Spanish
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (April 11, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0844273112
- ISBN-13: 978-0844273112
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review:
I am very pleased with the book. Basically I am a "self-learner' of the Spanish
language. As such I find the book to be comprehensive, yet thorough and easy to
read and understand. The Practice Makes Perfect series of books on the Spanish
language is a great set of books for some one like me.
A mi me gusta este libro. Lo es bueno para apprender mas espanol. Gracias.
Although the content & delivery of the product was perfect, I am very
disappointed in the size. I thought I had ordered a pocketsized, compact Spanish
guide; especially since so many of the reviews stated it was the ideal companion
on an international trip. However, as it is even bigger than my Spanish book, I
have yet to use it in my current course....refund!
To put it simple, this book is great, clear, concise and complete. Plenty of
examples, samples and answers. Unlike other Spanish language books, this book
gets down to little details.
This is a very useful book. Plenty of practice with answers in the back of the
I will buy other books in this series.
I would recommend this book along with Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb
Tenses for any level learner of Spanish, but I'd advise you to have a little bit
previous knowledge. It's really cheap, explains every important concept in a
very simple way and includes lots of exercises to practice. I've been using this
book since the summer after I finished my first year of Elementary Spanish at
college. I think it was very useful, especially in my second year of Spanish
when I still didn't understand many grammar concepts but was given a text book
written entirely in Spanish. This workbook explains things very clearly in
English, which is important for beginners. Now that I am close to fluent in
Spanish, I still use this book now and again to look up things I'm fuzzy on, and
I definitely plan to use it as a Teaching Assistant for students next year.
This comprehensive book is packed is with easy to follow instructional material
for grasping the Spanish language. highly recommended!
I highly recommend getting all three books in this series as they work really
well together. I wasn't getting anywhere with the Rosetta Stone package. These
books fill in the grammer and usage gaps and I am now understanding what I was
learning in RS.
This is a great reference grammar book, excellent for beginners and intermediate
students of the spanish language, covering all aspects of prepositions and
pronouns with numerous examples covering all types of usage. Very useful and
thorough exercises in both languages, that if you manage to complete them all,
you become a master of the subject.
This book along with the one covering verb tenses are the top best that I could
find to assist me in my spanish classes.
This book is the single most helpful book I have found for learning Spanish. The
topics are well-organized and clearly explained and the practice exercises are
really effective. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
This book does assume that you have some knowledge of Spanish vocabulary, so it
probably isn't for beginners. To build up your vocabulary beforehand, I
recommend Flash Cards.
I came to Spain last August with little or no knowledge of Spanish, other than
what I'd learned to repeat from the Pimsleur CD series. I then took a one-month
intensive Spanish course at a good language school on the Costa del Sol. In
September, I moved to Barcelona and found that my crash course had given me an
excellent foundation in communication in Spanish. But I was learning by the seat
of my pants, never having taken any formal classroom instruction in Spanish
grammar. Pronouns, prepositions and verb tenses in general were vexing me, and I
felt stymied. Then I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas and started looking
at grammar books. Dorothy Richmond's books were highly recommended by reviewers,
including teachers of Spanish, and now I know why. In a clear, methodical way,
this book (which I purchased with Richmond's "Spanish Verb Tenses," which I also
highly recommend)understandably and concisely explains the relevant grammatical
rules, draws analogies to similar constructions in English, and leads the
student through a progressive series of written exercises that neither leap
ahead too quickly nor bore the student. I look forward to doing my lessons every
day, and many mysteries of Spanish usage have been cleared up for me. I bought a
second copy for my daughter, even though she's had years of high school Spanish
and is far more fluent than I. This book is indispensable for both the
intermediate learner and those wanting to sharpen their already acquired Spanish
I love this book! As a student of Spanish I have the hardest time learning when
and how to use pronouns in Spanish. It seems so hard! Then I purchased this
book, and things suddenly began to clear up. It's still not crystal clear, but
now at least I understand when, why and how to use different pronouns even if I
can't actually remember to do it. Despite the fact that some reviewers have
noted about this book being geared toward Latin America, I still give the text 5
stars because for most non- native speakers of Spanish in the US the dialects
you will come into contact with the most will be from Central and South America.
So if pronouns and prepositions are making you crazy try this book out, I know
it helped me and I am sure it will help you.
This is the most helpful workbook I own. Explanations are clear, examples are
clear and practice sentences are many. Thanks.
Deciding to try and renew and expand my college spanish has been hard, but since
I work as a nurse in the hospital it is also necessary. This book has been very
helpful in finding verbs and conjugating them. However you'll need more than
just this book to really put things together.
however I would have rather an all Spanish book on this topic since I find it
easier to understand/comprehend Spanish grammar instruction, in Spanish
this book is a fine addition to my library and I recommend it
We have all heard of the proverbial 'tongue tied' Spanish learner.
He reads books instead of speaking the language. Reading books like
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns And Prepositions which is arguably the
best book of its kind, will not make you fluent in Spanish.
Only through speaking will you learn to speak and become fluent.
My best recommendation for using Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions in an easy to
understand format which includes 8 CDs and a brilliant native speaker (as well
as a fabulous text) is:
Behind the Wheel Spanish/8 One Hour CDs/Complete Illustrated Text and Answer
Keys and Tapescript.
I use Practice Makes Perfect Verbs as well as Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish
Pronouns and Prepositions as reference tools.
I use Behind the Wheel Spanish to assist me in actually enjoying the process of
putting it all together and speaking the language.
Practice does make perfect, but if you don't practice the language in real life
contexts, the result will be far less than perfect.
This book is absolutely golden. This has helped me tremendously with my studies.
I bought this book a long time ago but have just recently been able to complete
most of it, because I am now studying abroad.
This will elucidate many problems in spanish that you come across. I had to
immediately give a review after I was able to determine when to use Por or Para
with 100% sucess and no errors. I have been struggling with this for 2 years
that my Spanish instruction had started.
I would say that I am a 7 or 8/10, 10 being fluent Spanish and 8 being Business
Spanish. Books that I suggest are.
1. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses
2. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions
3. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish: Keenan
4. 1001 Pitfalls of Spanish
5. 501 Spanish Verbs: Barron's
6. Franklin's Electronic Dictionary (Best Investment!)
7. College Spanish Text Book
I have not gotten through all my material but I'm sure when I'm finished I will
reach near fluency with time and more practice.
This book really fills a need to read at a beginning but still meaningful level.
An excellent book,but complete grammar first or you'll be lost
Who would have thought that something with a title: Spanish Pronouns and
Prepositions would actually be enjoyable. And yet this book was very enjoyable.
I challenged myself by working on different sections whenever I had a spare 20
minutes or so. It beat working on a crossword puzzle, and learning Spanish is