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Essential Dutch Grammar: A Teach Yourself Guide (Essential)by Teach Yourself
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Master Dutch grammar, quickly and easily With Essential Dutch Grammar, you don't need to know a lot about grammar before you start. Inside youll find every grammar point is explained simply, and there are lots of examples to illustrate each. Even if you dont know the grammatical term in question, the book is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say. And if you do already know some grammar, you can use the reference grammar section at the back of the book to look up what you need.
Topics include: whats the use of grammar?, double Dutch?, what's a sentence?, spelling, spelling: consonants, nouns and articles, nouns and articles, demonstratives, adjectives, more information on adjectives, adjectives: something nice..., comparative and superlative, compound nouns, plural nouns, compound nouns, diminutives, numbers: cardinals, numbers: ordinals, numbers: percentages, weights, measurements, time, personal pronouns, personal pronouns, possession, basic information on verbs, basic information on verbs, present tense, present tense, present tense (3) - use, modal verbs, modal verbs, modal verbs (3) - use, talking about the future, use of the perfect and imperfect, the present perfect, the present perfect, the present perfect, the past perfect, the imperfect, the imperfect, separable verbs, separable verbs, inseparable verbs, reflexive verbs, reflexive verbs, imperative, infinitive constructions, infinitive constructions, the conditional, zou: more uses, verb word order, word order, the passive, the passive, the passive, negatives, negatives, prefixes and suffixes, er - as a subject, er - referring to things, er - position, er - some other considerations, prepositions, prepositions, prepositions, fixed prepositions, fixed prepositions, basic information on clauses, conjunctions: linking similar clauses, linking main and sub-clauses, linking main and sub-clauses, linking main and sub-clauses, linking with adverbs, linking with adverbs, relative clauses; relative pronouns, relative pronouns, adverbs, adverbs, adverbs, adverbs (4), word order: main clauses, word order: main clauses, word order: sub-clauses, word order: final position in sentence, formal and informal, foreign words, exclamations, interjections, interjections, strong language, topic - comment, style, style, punctuation and accents, dictionaries, using dictionaries, expressions and the dictionary, abbreviations, more abbreviations, irregular verbs, irregular verbs, where to start, logging learning experiences, test yourself, and can you do the following?
About the Author
Gerdi Quist is a native Dutch speaker and teaches the language at University College, London.
Dennis Strik is a part-time lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury and part-time post-graduate language assistant at University College, London.
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