Modern Dutch Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Dutch, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples.
The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part I covers traditional grammatical categories such as nouns and verbs. Part II is carefully organized around language functions and contexts such as:
Main features of the Grammar include:
This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Dutch at all levels, from elementary to advanced; no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it provides indices of grammatical terms and functions. This Grammar is complemented by a companion website featuring related exercises and activities to reinforce learning.
Part A - Structures A) Noun groups 1. Nouns 2. Pronouns 3. Adjectives and Adverbs 4. Prepositions 5. Numbers and Measures B) Verb Groups 6. Verbs 7. Verb tenses 8. Verb modes and voices C) Word order and sentence structure 9. Coordinated and subordinated sentences D) Letters and Sounds 10. Pronunciation 11. Spelling Part B - Functions in Context 12. Social contact 13. Basic communication strategies 14. Giving and seeking factual information 15. Putting things into a wider context 16. Communication in transactions 17. Expressing attitudes and mental states 18. Expressing emotions 19. Expressing temporal relations AppendixIndexes Index of grammatical terms Index of keywords and topics
This innovative series of practical reference guides combines traditional and function-based grammar. The Grammars are ideal reference grammars for intermediate and advanced learners at A-level and beyond.
They are divided into two parts: a section that covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives, and a section that is organized around language functions such as:
All Modern Grammars are available as inspection copies.