1st Edition

Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook

ISBN 9780415774437
Published April 2, 2009 by Routledge
208 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume.

This Workbook presents twenty-five individual grammar points in realistic contexts, providing a grammatical approach which will allow students not already familiar with these structures to become accustomed to their use. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises allowing students to reinforce and consolidate their learning.

Suitable for class use or self-study, Basic Dutch introduces Dutch culture and people through the medium of the language used today, providing students with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations.

Features include:

  • useful exercises and a full answer key
  • grammar tables for easy reference
  • frequent comparative references to English grammar
  • an appendix of irregular verbs
  • an index of grammatical terms.


Table of Contents

Preface  1. Verbs and Pronouns  2. Modal Verbs  3. Questions and Question Words  4. Numbers and Measures  5. Telling Time  6. Articles and Nouns  7. The Plural of Nouns  8. Object Pronouns  9. Demonstrative Pronouns  10. Possessive Pronouns   11. Adjective Endings  12. The Adjective in Comparison  13. Adverbs  14. The Adverb ‘er’  15. Negatives  16. The Diminutive  17. Separable Verbs  18. The Present Perfect Tense

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Jenneke Oosterhoff is Senior Lecturer in the Dept of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. She has taught both German and Dutch since finishing her PhD (Austrian lit); she has presented several papers on issues around language teaching and materials over the last few years.