Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway! by Gordon Smith-DuránDemystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway! by Gordon Smith-Durán

Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway!

byGordon Smith-Durán

Paperback | May 31, 2015

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We, Gordon and Cynthia of LightSpeed Spanish, are totally excited to bring you the book that really does demystify the Present and Past Spanish Subjunctive. Most students of the Spanish language shy away from this subject and it's no wonder! So many books on the market make it look complex and difficult to understand. Yet here at LightSpeed Spanish we have developed the perfect system to walk you through the entire range of the Spanish Subjunctive, step by step. This comprehensive book uses simple, easy to understand explanations that won't leave you mind boggled, while it guides you through the creation of over 600 Subjunctive sentences. By the time you've finished this learning journey we anticipate that you will be more confident, more at ease and far more able to use the Spanish Subjunctive in every facet of your communication. It really is a must buy for any serious student of the Spanish language!

Title:Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive: Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway!Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 31, 2015Publisher:LightSpeed SpanishLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943848734

ISBN - 13:9781943848737

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Table of Contents

ContentsWhere it all began. 7Getting to the Spanish Subjunctive. 10My first tentative steps. 11I contracted 'Subjunctivitus'. 13My 'light bulb' moment. 14So, how does that help us as adults? 15Learning the triggers. 17What this book won't do. 18A flowchart of your learning journey. 19Shall we start? 20The AR subjunctive structure. 21The ER/IR subjunctive structure. 23A handy metaphor to help you. 30Wishes. 33Esperar. 36Opinions. 40The extended trigger. 47Obligations. 54Super review . 66Possibilities. 69The non-triggers. 75El hecho de que... 78Subjunctivitus. 82The thing about Quizás 83The subtle triggers that catch us out. 88Afterwards. 95When is an afterwards trigger not a trigger? 109The power of three. 114Súper mega repaso. 116The extended and the double trigger. 141The present subjunctive with Haber. 149Levels of learning. 157The imperfect subjunctive. 164Wishes. 171Opinions. 175Mixing the present and the past. 176Obligations. 179Possibilities. 183Afterwards. 186Repaso. 188Using the perfect tense with the Imp Subj. 191The famous If/Would structure. 209If/Will in the past. 215The conditional + que + Imp Subj. 218The two jobs of Ojalá. 220As if... 225The weird and wonderful. 227Time out to contemplate. 242The last full review. 244Answers to the exercises. 290Index of verb conjugations. 308

Editorial Reviews

5 stars I excitedly anticipated that it would live up to my expectations as another great resource from Gordon and CynthiaByHarvey Masonon August 17, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseAs I was awaiting for this book to arrive, I excitedly anticipated that it would live up to my expectations as another great resource from Gordon and Cynthia. I had been very familiar with their website (I highly recommend it, as well as their Help Sheets), and I consider this site one of the best for Spanish learners. All I can say is that Gordon and Cynthia have taken something (The Spanish Subjunctive) usually avoided, and feared by Spanish learners, and turned it into something easy, clear, and fun!! In a straightforward and practical manner, with great explanations, plenty of examples, and a TON of exercises, they explain the Spanish subjunctive better than any resource I have come across to date. As a matter of fact, I am going to give a copy to my son's high school Spanish teacher! For anyone who wants to tackle the Spanish Subjunctive, you will want this book!5 Stars Very well written almost in a story fashion. As ...ByMike Kozacikon July 6, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseVery well written almost in a story fashion. As a result, for a grammatical subject, the book keeps one's interest going. The various insights given into the Spanish Subjunctive are irreplaceable.5 Stars In the book the mystery of the Spanish subjunctive is ...ByTom Rellsveon August 7, 2015Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseIn the book the mystery of the Spanish subjunctive is folded out and explained in a simple, educational and humorous way. 5 Stars Great book, a must buy!!By Mark Maguire on 29 July 2015Format: Paperback Verified PurchaseThe Spanish subjunctive can be very hard to understand and I must say this book laid it out in a way I have never seen before. There are great explanations with examples followed the by lots of exercises to practice what you just read. Gordon first explains his experiences when he started learning the subjunctive which I can relate to and then moves into explaining how he got to understand the difficult parts. I try to buy books from authors from Spain as that's the type of Spanish I study. This book is helping me with that both in my class and at home. I would recommend this as a must buy.5 Stars By far the best!By J. E. Oliver on 19 Aug. 2015Format: Paperback Verified PurchaseThis is by far the best Spanish subjunctive book I come come across. It doesn't just regurgitate what is sais in other books. It is well and logically explained in simple everyday language.It uses great exercises to reinforce your knowledge.By the end of the book I was using the subjunctive correctly and easily (automatically) in everyday conversation on holiday in Cuba.What makes this book particularly special is it explains clearly when the subjunctive is NOT indicated.