Dutch: An Essential Grammar

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 272 pages
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This Grammar shows, step by step, how the language is constructed. It presents a lively and accessible description of the language using plenty of relevant examples. This is the ideal first grammar for the Dutch learner.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Pronunciation
5
Chapter 2 Spelling
14
Chapter 3 The plural
21
Chapter 4 Articles and demonstratives
27
Chapter 5 Personal pronouns and the verb
35
Chapter 6 The verb hebben and zijn and the imperative
45
Chapter 7 Adjectives adverbs comparison
54
Chapter 8 Object reflexive and pronouns
66
Chapter 17 Separable and inseparable prefixes
159
Chapter 18 Conjunctions and relative pronouns
168
the position in the sentence
179
Chapter 20 The word er prepositional compounds
190
Chapter 21 Diminutives
201
Chapter 22 The passive voice
207
Chapter 23 Telling the time
217
Chapter 24 Idiomatic usages of some common verbs
225

Chapter 9 Possessive adjectives and pronouns
79
Chapter 10 Numbers and dates currency and measurement
88
weak verbs
100
strong verbs
108
the past perfect tense
118
Chapter 14 Modal auxiliaries verbs plus infinitive
127
Chapter 15 The future the present participle and the infinitive
138
Chapter 16 Colloquial speech and writing
148
Chapter 25 Word formation and derivation
234
Chapter 26 Three stories
243
Chapter 27 Further learning
256
Key to the exercises
263
A list of the most useful strong and irregular verbs
279
DutchEnglish vocabulary
285
EnglishDutch vocabulary
305
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