Dutch: An Essential Grammar

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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

Pronunciation
5
Chapter Spelling
14
The plural
21
Personal pronouns and the verb
35
27
42
Object and reflexive pronouns 66 Contents
66
Possessive adjectives and possessive
79
Numbers and dates currency
88
Conjunctions and relative pronouns
168
the position in
179
step by step
211
54
223
Aspect and idiomatic usages of some c
225
Word formation and derivation
234
Three stories
243
Further learning
256

weak verbs
100
Some irregular verbs the past
118
Modal auxiliaries verbs plus infinitive
127
The future the present participle
138
Colloquial speech and writing
148
Separable and inseparable prefixes
159
58
260
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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