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.
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;