Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar

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Taylor & Francis, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 438 pages
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Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Dutch grammar. This completely updated new edition covers the new spelling system introduced in 1997 and the latest reform of 2005. A new section covers modal particles.

Concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Dutch through lively and accessible descriptions of the language, the Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner of Dutch, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types as well as being indispensable to those teaching themselves.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Dutch grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by present-day native-speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

• detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech

• extensive exemplification

• particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

• Dutch-English parallels highlighted throughout the book

 

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Contents

Dutch languageGrammar I Title
1
Dutch
4
A Comprehensive Grammar 1011
5
2nd edition 1
7
Spelling
8
Punctuation
20
4
23
5
25
Chapter 11 Verbs 169 Contents
170
v
226
with to do
249
4
279
indirect questions
312
Chapter 15
366
Negation
374
Letter writing and email
383

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106
41111
107
Adverbs
133
Proper nouns
390
Common Dutch abbreviations
407
Glossary of grammatical terms
416
Index
428
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About the author (2008)

Bruce Donaldson is a former lecturer in Dutch and German at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Colloquial Dutch and Colloquial Dutch 2, Colloquial Afrikaans, German: An Essential Grammar and Mastering German Vocabulary (all published by Routledge)

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