Synopses & Reviews
Understand and use Irish grammar with confidence
Don't worry if you don't know a lot about Irish grammar Essential Irish Grammar is an up-to-date introduction to Irish grammar, with lots of examples to illustrate each point. Unlike more traditional grammars, Essential Irish Grammar is structured so that you can look up language forms according to what you want to say, even if you don't know the grammatical term for them. Each of the 22 units contains exercises for you to practice what you have learned, with an answer key for instant feedback.
About the Author
Éamonn Ó Dónaill is former Director of the Language Centre in the Department of Modern Irish, University College Dublin, and author of many Irish courses for teachers and learners.
Table of Contents
1 Irish spelling, accent and stress / 2 Articles and nouns / 3 Adjectives / 4 Comparatives and superlatives / 5 Adverbs / 6 Prepositions / 7 Pronouns / 8 The verb (1): first and second conjugations; imperative / 9 The verb (2): present tense; the verb 'bí' / 10 The verb (3): future tense; present tense with future meaning / 11 The verb (4): conditional mood / 12 The verb (5): imperfect tense / 13 The verb (6): present subjunctive; verbal adjectives and nouns / 14 The verb (7): irregular verbs; the copula / 15 The verb (8): passive forms / 16 Cardinal numbers / 17 Personal numerals / 18 Ordinal numbers / 19 Relative clauses / 20 Indirect speech / Appendix: names and surnames; place names; greetings; blessings; goodbyes / Glossary of grammatical terms / Grammar reference / Verb tables / Taking it further / Key to exercises / Grammatical index / Index of functions