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Basic Irish: A Grammar and Workbook provides a jargon-free introduction to the most commonly used grammatical structures within the Irish language. Focusing on the repeated use of grammatical patterns, this Workbook develops an understanding of the structures presented, making the forms familiar and automatic for learners.
This user-friendly workbook includes:
1. Spelling and Pronunciation 2. Word Order 3. Initial Mutations Overview 4. Articles, Gender and Case 5. Personal Names (Lenition) 6. Place Names 7. Noun Classes and Declensions 8. Prepositions 9. Numbers 1-20 10. Verbs I 11. Verbs II 12. Negated and Questioned Verbs 13. Past Tense of Regular Verbs 14. Irregular Verbs 15. The Verb bí 16. The Copula Is 17. Is vs. bí 18. Idioms with Is 19. Predicate and Attributive Adjectives 19. Other Noun Phrase Elements 20. Pronouns 21. Prepositional Pronouns 22. Verbal Nouns: Progressive, Stative Constructions 23. Verbal Nouns: Inverted Word Order 24. Perfect Forms 25. Possession and Ownership 26. Indirect Speech 27. Relative Clauses I 28. Content Questions
These titles combine explanation with exercise work. The Basic Grammar Workbooks are for learners starting at elementary level. Intermediate Grammar Workbooks follow on from these and are for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, the Basic and Intermediate volumes together form a structured course of the essentials of each language's grammar.
All Grammar Workbooks are available as inspection copies.