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1st Edition

Arabic Grammar in Context

ISBN 9780415715966
Published February 19, 2016 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

Arabic Grammar in Context offers a unique and exciting approach to learning grammar. It presents grammar as a necessary and essential tool for understanding Arabic and for developing comprehension and production skills.

Features include:

  • authentic texts from a rich variety of sources, literary and non-literary, used as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of Arabic grammar
  • clear and authoritative demonstration of the relevance of grammar for understanding and interpreting Arabic
  • a wide range of appropriate exercises designed to consolidate learning
  • fully vocalized exercises and texts
  • a glossary of vocabulary and expressions provided at the end of the book
  • audio readings of the texts available online for additional listening practice. 

Suitable for class use and independent study, Arabic Grammar in Context is ideal for intermediate to advanced learners of Arabic.

Table of Contents

The Definite Article الـ التَّعْريف

Noun-Adjective and ’iDaafa Phrases الصِّفَة والمَوْصوف والإضافَة

Present and Future Tenses زَمَنا المُضارِع والمُسْتَقْبَل

The Past Tense الزَّمَن الماضي

The Nominal/Verbless Sentence الجُمْلَة الاِسْمِيَّة

إنَّ and its Sisters and كانَand its Sisters

كادَ and its Sisters

Relative Pronouns الأسْماء المَوْصولة and Sentence Adjective جُمْلة الصِّفة

Adverb of Manner الحال

Adverbs of Time and Place ظَرْفا الزَّمان والمَكان

Adverb of Specification التَّمْييز

Adverb of Cause المَفْعول لِأَجْلِه

Adverb of Emphasis/Cognate Accusative المَفْعول المُطْلَق

The Imperative and Negative Imperative الأَمْر والنَّهْي

The Passive Voice المَبْنِيّ لِلْمَجْهول

The Number Phraseالعَدَد والمَعْدود

Conditional Sentencesالجُمَل الشَّرْطِيَّة

Exceptive Sentencesالاِسْتِثْناء

The Vocative النِّداء



Diptotesالمَمْنوع مِنَ الصَّرْف

Additional Texts for Review نُصوص إضافِيَّة لِلْمُراجَعَة

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Mohammad T. Alhawary is Professor of Arabic Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Michigan. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Arabic language and Arabic theoretical and applied linguistics.


"Conceived as an exercise tool, [Arabic Grammar inContext serves that objective sufficiently."

- Wim Van Thes