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Arabic Grammar in Context

1st Edition

By Mohammad Alhawary


276 pages

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pub: 2016-02-09
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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.


"Conceived as an exercise tool, [Arabic Grammar in] Context serves that objective sufficiently."

- Wim Van Thes

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

إنَّand its Sisters andكانَand its Sisters

كادَ and its Sisters

Relative Pronounsالأسْماء المَوْصولة and Sentence Adjective جُمْلة الصِّفة

Adverb of Mannerالحال

Adverbs of Time and Place ظَرْفا الزَّمان والمَكان

Adverb of Specificationالتَّمْييز

Adverb of Causeالمَفْعول لِأَجْلِه

Adverb of Emphasis/Cognate Accusativeالمَفْعول 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

About the Author

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.

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