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Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns And Prepositions

Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns And Prepositions
Author/Publisher: Dorothy Richmond
Emphasis: Spanish Pron and prep
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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.

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Text: English, Spanish


Product Details

  • 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:

    4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Comprehensive and Easy to Read
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.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Gracias
A mi me gusta este libro. Lo es bueno para apprender mas espanol. Gracias.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - bulky
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!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Highly recommended - the best!
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - highly recommended. Answers in back.
This is a very useful book. Plenty of practice with answers in the back of the book.
I will buy other books in this series.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - The perfect guide to accompany your studies in Spanish
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Priceless study aid!
This comprehensive book is packed is with easy to follow instructional material for grasping the Spanish language. highly recommended!


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great series
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - An excellent reference book with exhaustive exercises
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent!
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Filling in the gaps
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 skills.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Man! who knew pronouns were so important?!
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - The most helpful
This is the most helpful workbook I own. Explanations are clear, examples are clear and practice sentences are many. Thanks.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Great help with learning Spanish
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.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - great for anglophones
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


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Seeing Spanish is One Thing, Speaking it Is Another
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.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Golden
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.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - Practice Make Perfect
This book really fills a need to read at a beginning but still meaningful level.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Practice Makes Perfect:Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions
An excellent book,but complete grammar first or you'll be lost


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent and Fun
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 even practical.


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