Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook / Edition 1

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook / Edition 1

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by Claudia Ross, Jing-Heng Sheng Ma, Baozhang He
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415700116

ISBN-13: 9780415700115

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs.

With an extensive

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Overview

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs.

With an extensive answer key at the back to enable students to check on their progress, main features include:

  • exercises at various levels of challenge for a broad range of learners
  • cross-referencing to the related Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar
  • a comprehensive index to exercises alphabetically arranged in terms of structures, functions, and key Chinese structure vocabulary.

This second edition also offers a revised and expanded selection of exercises including new task-based exercises.

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, from beginner to intermediate and advanced students. It can be used both independently and alongside the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar (978-0-415-82714-0), which is also published by Routledge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415700115
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Modern Grammar Workbooks Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,086,070
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. AStructures
1Overview of pronunciation and Pinyin romanization3
2Syllable, meaning, and word6
3The Chinese writing system : an overview12
4Phrase order in the Mandarin sentence17
5Nouns22
6Numbers28
7Specifiers and demonstratives39
8Classifiers43
9Noun phrases49
10Adjectival verbs56
11Stative verbs61
12Modal verbs69
13Action verbs76
14Prepositions and prepositional phrases82
15Adverbs89
16Conjunctions97
17The passive100
Pt. BSituations and functions
18Names, kinship terms, titles, and terms of address107
19Introductions121
20Greetings and goodbyes125
21Basic strategies for communication134
22Telecommunications and e-communications : telephones, the Internet, beepers, and faxes141
23Negating information146
24Asking questions and replying to questions152
25Expressing identification, possession, and existence165
26Describing people, places, and things171
27Describing how actions are performed181
28Indicating result, conclusion, potential, and extent186
29Making comparisons198
30Talking about the present215
31Talking about habitual actions220
32Talking about the future223
33Indicating completion and talking about the past226
34Talking about change, new situations, and changing situations236
35Talking about duration and frequency243
36Expressing additional information251
37Expressing contrast256
38Expressing sequence260
39Expressing simultaneous situations268
40Expressing cause and effect or reason and result272
41Expressing conditions278
42Expressing 'both,' 'all,' 'every,' 'any,' 'none,' 'not any,' and 'no matter how'282
43Expressing location and distance291
44Talking about movement, directions, and means of transportation302
45Talking about clock time and calendar time310
46Expressing obligations and prohibitions322
47Expressing commands and permission328
48Expressing ability and possibility332
49Expressing desires, needs, preferences, and willingness335
50Expressing knowledge, advice, and opinions338
51Expressing fear, worry, and anxiety344
52Expressing speaker attitudes and perspectives348
53Topic, focus, and emphasis352
54Guest and host361
55Giving and responding to compliments364
56Expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction366
57Expressing gratitude and responding to expressions of gratitude370
58Invitations, requests, and refusals372
59Expressing apologies, regrets, sympathy, and bad news380
60Expressing congratulations and good wishes384

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