Dutch: An Essential Grammar

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 322 pages
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Dutch: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Dutch. This edition presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, supported throughout by diagrams and lively examples. An improved pronunciation guide using the International Phonetic Alphabet has now been introduced and the vocabulary brought up to date. This grammar is a standard reference source for all learners and users from elementary to intermediate level. It is ideal for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The complexities of Dutch are set out in short, readable sections. Grammar is reinforced by regular summary sections, practice sentences and exercises. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by contemporary native speakers of the language, in both the Netherlands and Belgium.
 

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Contents

Spelling
14
Personal pronouns and the verb
35
The verb hebben and zijn
45
Adjectives adverbs comparison
54
Object and reflexive pronouns 66
66
Possessive adjectives and possessive
79
Numbers and dates currency
88
weak verbs
100
Conjunctions and relative pronouns
168
the position in
179
The word er prepositio
190
Diminutives
201
The passive voice
207
Telling the time
217
Word formation and derivation
234
Three stories
243

Aspect and idiomatic usages of some
110
Some irregular verbs the past
118
Modal auxiliaries verbs plus infinitive
127
5 The future the present participle
138
Colloquial speech and writing
148
Separable and inseparable prefixes
159
Further learning
256
Key to the exercises
263
A list of the most useful strong and irregular verbs
279
DutchEnglish vocabulary
288
EnglishDutch vocabulary
316
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Inge Van der Cruysse-Van Antwerpen taught in the Germanic Studies Department, Indiana University, U.S.

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