Now in its 10th edition, Dutch: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Dutch as it is used by native speakers.
- A brand new chapter on negation;
- A user-friendly style to ensure all elements of the language that are of particular difficulty to English speakers are adequately explained;
- ‘Let’s Try That’ sections in each chapter containing sample exercises;
- More examples and cross-referencing throughout, and a comprehensive glossary and index at the back of the book;
- Full use of examples given throughout illustrating modern usage.
Dutch: An Essential Grammar is the ideal reference source both for those studying Dutch independently and for students in colleges, universities and adult classes.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Pronunciation; Chapter 2: Spelling; Chapter 3: The Plural; Chapter 4: Articles and demonstratives; Chapter 5: Personal Pronouns; Chapter 6: The Verb; Chapter 7: The Adjective; Chapter 8: Object Pronouns; Chapter 9: Possessive Adjectives; Chapter 10: Numbers and Dates; Chapter 11: The past tense; Chapter 12: The past tense; Chapter 13: Some Irregular verbs; Chapter 14: Modal auxiliaries; Chapter 15: The future; Chapter 16: Colloquial speech and writing; Chapter 17: Separable prefixes; Chapter 18: Conjunctions, relative pronouns; Chapter 19: Prepositions; Chapter 20: Word order; Chapter 21: The word er; Chapter 22: Diminutives; Chapter 23: The passive voice; Chapter 24: aspect and Idiomatic usages of some verbs; Chapter 25: Word formation and derivation; Chapter 26: Three stories; Chapter 27: Going on;
William Z. Shetter is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, U.S.A. He has been an author for Dutch: An Essential Grammar since its first publication and is also author of The Netherlands in Perspective: The Dutch Way of Organizing a Society and its Setting (2nd edition 2002).
Esther Ham is a senior lecturer and director of the Dutch Program at Indiana University, U.S.A. She is Director of Online Education for all foreign languages for the university Center for Language Excellence. Her previous publications include the basic language method books, Help: Kunt U mij even helpen? (2001), books 1 and 2.