The Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Japanese. The book is divided into two parts:

    • Section A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures
    • Section B practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologizing, expressing needs).

    All sentences are written both in Romanization and in the Japanese script and a comprehensive answer key at the back enables the learner to check on their progress.

    Key features of the book include:

    • Exercises graded on a 3-point scale according to their level of difficulty
    • Cross-referencing to the related Modern Japanese Grammar
    • Topical exercises drawn from realistic scenarios to help learners develop their vocabulary and practical communication skills
    • Opportunities to practise both written and spoken Japanese.

    Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an ideal practice tool for learners of Japanese at all levels. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it can be used both independently and alongside the Modern Japanese Grammar (ISBN 978-0-415-57201-9), which is also published by Routledge.

    Introduction. Notes on Romanization. Acknowledgments Part A: Structures 1. Introduction: Major features of Japanese grammar 2. Pronunciation 3. Writing system 4. Words 5. Sentences and sentence patterns 6. Register and style 7. Nouns and noun phrases 8. Pronouns 9. Demonstratives (Ko-so-a words) 10. Particles 11. Topic Marker WA 12. Verbs 13. Adjectives 14. Adverbs 15. Negation 16. Numbers and classifiers 17. Compounds 18. Formal nouns 19. Auxiliary verbs 20. The causative construction 21. The passive construction 22. Conjunctions and connectives 23. Temporal Clauses 24. Conditional Clauses 25. Relative (noun modifying) clauses 26. Complement clauses 27. Tense and aspect 28. Evidential markers 29. Honorifics (Keego) Part B: Functions 30. Social contacts 31. Basic communication strategies 32. Questions 33. Reporting 34. Asking and giving personal information 35. Identifying 36. Telling time, date, etc. 37. Describing people, places, state and condition 38. Comparisons 39. Contrast  40. Location and distance 41. Possession 42. Gift 43. Kind acts 44. Experience 45. Intentions and plans 46. Temporal relations 47. Explanation, reason and purpose 48. Causes and effect 49. Describing Procedures 50. Changes 51. Expressing Abilities 52. Needs 53. Possibility and probability 54. Certainty and uncertainty 55. Provisions, conditions, and hypotheses 56. Understanding and knowing 57. Remembering and forgetting. General comments on the adjectives of emotions and sensations 59. Gratitude 60. Apology and forgiveness 61. Empathy 62. Likes and dislikes 63. Desires and preferences 64. Hope and wishes 65. Joy and sorrow 66. Fear or worry 67. Distress and regret 68. Surprise 69. Hunger, thirst, and fatigue 70. Pain or discomfort 71. Satisfaction and dissatisfaction 72. Advice and suggestions 73. Requests 74. Offer or invitation 75. Orders (command) 76. Directions and instructions 77. Confirmation 78. Permission 79. Prohibition 80. Obligation and duty 81. Complaint 82. Compliment 83. Promise and warning 84. Opinion 85. Agreement, disagreement, and indifference 86. Choosing and deciding 87. Shopping 88. Ordering 89. Reservation


    Authored by McGloin, Naomi; Hudson, M. Endo; Nazikian, Fumiko; Kakegawa, Tomomi