Basic Persian: A Grammar and Workbook

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Routledge, Oct 10, 2012 - Foreign Language Study - 282 pages
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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:

  • Clear, accessible format
  • Many useful language examples
  • Jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • Abundant exercises with full answer key
  • A glossary of Persian-English terms
  • Subject index

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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Contents

1 The alphabet
1
2 Nouns and adjectives Singular and plural The connector ezāfe
17
3 Numbers Demonstrative adjectives Demonstrative pronouns
25
to be and to have
35
other verbs Present progressive with dāshtan
53
6 Definite and indefinite 1 Attributive i suffix
64
rā Compound verbs
77
8 Comparison of adjectives Adjectives as nouns Question words Telling the time Some distributives quantifiers Double negative
86
13 Past participle Perfect tenses
137
14 Subjunctive Present or simple subjunctive
146
15 Perfect or past subjunctive
162
16 Conditionals and wishes
170
17 From prepositions to conjunctions
181
time clauses
191
19 Relative clauses
203
20 Passive
212

9 Imperative
103
10 Infinitive its uses Past and present stems
113
11 Future tense
120
12 Simple past tense Past progressive tense
127
Key to exercises
222
PersianEnglish glossary
257
Index
280
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