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Essential Dutch Grammarby Henry R Stern
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This is the first Dutch grammar specifically designed for the adult with limited learning time whose objective is broader, more fluent everyday communication. Avoiding archaic, highly literary and seldom-used forms, this grammar helps those with some knowledge of Dutch use phrases and vocabulary more effectively. For the beginner, it provides all the grammar really needed for speech and comprehension.:
Based on the premise that systematic study of grammar is a shortcut to language learning, Essential Dutch Grammar helps you acquire fluency by emphasizing the strong similarities between English and Dutch, and by concentrating on essentials: spelling, word order, articles and nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, verbs, conjunctions and prepositions--all illustrated by easy-to-understand examples.
While explaining how to avoid complicated sentence constructions, tell time and use idioms, the book provides dozens of useful expressions, four detailed appendices on verbs, and a handy glossary of grammatical terms. Whether you're just beginning the study of Dutch or need a handy refresher course, Essential Dutch Grammar offers a modern, streamlined approach that will enable you to master Dutch in the shortest possible time.
Covers spelling, word order, negation, possessives, tenses, pronouns, sentence structure, agreement, and idioms.
Logical, developmental presentation includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension and features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.
Based on the premise that systematic study of grammar is a shortcut to language learning, ESSENTIAL DUTCH GRAMMAR helps the language student acquire fluency by emphasizing the similarities between English and Dutch and by concentrating on essentials, such as spelling, word order, parts of speech, and other elements of grammar--all illustrated with easy-to-understand examples.
This logical, developmental presentation of the major aspects of Dutch grammar includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension. Designed for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire the basics of everyday Dutch, this grammar features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.
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