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A Comprehensive Grammar, 1st Edition

By Saeed Yousef


374 pages

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Persian: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to the grammar system for intermediate to advanced learners of Persian. It presents an accessible and systematic description of the language, focusing on real patterns of use in contemporary Persian.

The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Persian; its structure, its sound system and the formation of words, phrases and sentence construction. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, providing clear explanations and examples of each point.

Persian: A Comprehensive Grammar is the essential reference work on Persian grammar for all learners and users of the language.


Persian, like English, is both famously easy and notoriously tricky for the foreign learner. Saeed Yousef’s book anticipates the tricks before you stumble on them: this is an essential companion for students at every level.

John Perry (author of A Tajik Persian Reference Grammar, Brill, 2005)

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 2. Script and Sound 3. Nouns 4. The connector ezafe 5. Pronouns 6. Adjectives 7. Adverbs 8. Numerals, measures and quantities 9. Prepositions 10. Conjunctions 11. Infinitive and its derivatives 12. Persian verbs 13. Tenses, moods, aspects, cases 14. Sentences 15. Punctuation Marks 16. Colloquial Persian 17. Contemporary Remnants of Archaic Features 18. Arabic in Persian

About the Author

Saeed Yousef is Senior Lecturer of Persian at the University of Chicago.

About the Series

Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

Comprehensive Grammars are clear guides to the entire grammar system of each language. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners and a must for every language reference library.

All Comprehensive Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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