Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook
Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.
This book presents twenty grammar units, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Persian. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.
Key features include:
Rigorous yet engaging, Basic Persian is suitable for both class use and independent study, making it an ideal grammar reference and practiceresource for beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.
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1 The alphabet
2 Nouns and adjectives Singular and plural The connector ezāfe
3 Numbers Demonstrative adjectives Demonstrative pronouns
to be and to have
other verbs Present progressive with dāshtan
6 Definite and indefinite 1 Attributive i suffix
rā Compound verbs
8 Comparison of adjectives Adjectives as nouns Question words Telling the time Some distributives quantifiers Double negative
13 Past participle Perfect tenses
14 Subjunctive Present or simple subjunctive
15 Perfect or past subjunctive
16 Conditionals and wishes
17 From prepositions to conjunctions
19 Relative clauses