Books tagged: verb

The adult filter is active; content marked as adults-only by the author is not listed. To view this content, click the button below to disable the adult filter.

Full Search

Found: 5 results

Spanish Verbs Made Easy: a Simple Guide
By Raymond Long
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
For many people, the great stumbling block in learning Spanish is that big verb table. It looks a lot to remember. But there are patterns in there, meaning that you have to remember far less than it seems. This short book is not a complete language course, but a simple system focused on teaching you how to commit Spanish verb forms to memory.
The Rules of Spanish Spelling
By Raymond Long
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The Spanish letter z can change to c: voz, plural voces. It's similar but not the same for j and g. When is the letter u silent in gu? When are b and v pronounced like English b, and when like v? When do pronouns join onto verbs? Why is there an acute accent on llamó but not on dio? When does mi have the acute accent and when not? This short book answers your questions with a minimum of jargon.
Elements of English: Verb Forms, Regular and Irregular
By Raymond Long
Series: Elements of English. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Many books on English verbs list only three parts: "ride, rode, ridden". This book goes further, listing ten parts. It consistently shows differences like "shrunk, shrunken" and "rotted, rotten". It lists irregular nouns like "liar" and passive adjectives that can have active meanings, like "accomplished". And it groups irregular verbs with similar forms, to show the patterns behind the groups.
Elements of English: Palatal Sounds
By Raymond Long
Series: Elements of English. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
The English words create and quest both end with a t-sound. But add -ion, and creation ends with "shun", question with "chun". Proceed ends with a d-sound, but add -ure and procedure ends with "jur". Add -ion and the d changes to ss, so procession ends with "shun". The s in vision and pleasure is pronounced like the j in French. This book explains the principles behind these sounds and spellings.
Dictionary of English Irregular Verbs
By Raymond Long
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
An alphabetic list of verbs that goes far beyond the standard paradigm of three parts: "ride, rode, ridden". This book lists eleven parts, setting out differences in use and meaning between words like "shrunk, shrunken" and "passed, past". It lists irregular nouns like "liar" and distinguishes passive participles like "beaten" from those with active meanings like "fallen".