Dutch: An Essential Grammar
Routledge – 2007 – 279 pages
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars
Developed with the beginner in mind, this Grammar uses abundant examples and extensive cross-referencing to present the language in an engaging and accessible manner. Features include:
This is an ideal companion to a classroom-based course, helping to further explain and reinforce the grammar content of any chosen textbook. It is also an invaluable tool for independent learners.
'For over twenty years now I have happily used the various editions of Dutch: An Essential Grammar because of its excellent presentation of the grammar and its highly useful readings and exercises… I heartily welcome the improved new edition' - Harry Vredeveld, Ohio State University, USA
1. Pronunciation 2. Spelling 3. The Plural 4. Articles and Demonstratives 5. Personal Pronouns 6. The Verb 7. The Adjective 8. Object Pronouns 9. Possessive Adjectives 10. Numbers and Dates 11. The Past Tense 12. The Past Tense 13. Some Irregular Verbs 14. Modal Auxiliaries 15. The Future 16. Colloquial Speech and Writing 17. Separable Prefixes 18. Conjunctions, Relative Pronouns 19. Prepositions 20. Word Order 21. The word er 22. Diminutives 23. The Passive Voice 24. Aspect and Idiomatic Usages of Some Verbs 25. Word Formation and Derivation 26. Three Stories 27. Going On