Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook [NOOK Book]


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 practise everyday ...

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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 practise everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs.

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

  • exercises graded according to level of difficulty

  • cross-referencing to the related Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar 

  • topical exercises that develop students' vocabulary base.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'It is extremely well and clearly presented' - Forum for Modern Language Studies

‘I have used most of the Chinese grammars out there. This is far and away the best. The entire series is outstanding. Why? Because it's totally practical without getting stuck in grammatical obscurities. It reflects the actual, contemporary use of the language as it is used by ordinary, educated speakers.’ - Harold Goodman, author of the Michel Thomas courses

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135996888
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Modern Grammar Workbooks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Claudia Ross is Professor of Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Jing-heng Sheng Ma is Professor Emeritus of Chinese at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

Baozhang He is Associate Professor of Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Pei-Chia Chen is Lecturer in Chinese at the University of California, San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Pt. A Structures
1 Overview of pronunciation and Pinyin romanization 3
2 Syllable, meaning, and word 6
3 The Chinese writing system : an overview 12
4 Phrase order in the Mandarin sentence 17
5 Nouns 22
6 Numbers 28
7 Specifiers and demonstratives 39
8 Classifiers 43
9 Noun phrases 49
10 Adjectival verbs 56
11 Stative verbs 61
12 Modal verbs 69
13 Action verbs 76
14 Prepositions and prepositional phrases 82
15 Adverbs 89
16 Conjunctions 97
17 The passive 100
Pt. B Situations and functions
18 Names, kinship terms, titles, and terms of address 107
19 Introductions 121
20 Greetings and goodbyes 125
21 Basic strategies for communication 134
22 Telecommunications and e-communications : telephones, the Internet, beepers, and faxes 141
23 Negating information 146
24 Asking questions and replying to questions 152
25 Expressing identification, possession, and existence 165
26 Describing people, places, and things 171
27 Describing how actions are performed 181
28 Indicating result, conclusion, potential, and extent 186
29 Making comparisons 198
30 Talking about the present 215
31 Talking about habitual actions 220
32 Talking about the future 223
33 Indicating completion and talking about the past 226
34 Talking about change, new situations, and changing situations 236
35 Talking about duration and frequency 243
36 Expressing additional information 251
37 Expressing contrast 256
38 Expressing sequence 260
39 Expressing simultaneous situations 268
40 Expressing cause and effect or reason and result 272
41 Expressing conditions 278
42 Expressing 'both,' 'all,' 'every,' 'any,' 'none,' 'not any,' and 'no matter how' 282
43 Expressing location and distance 291
44 Talking about movement, directions, and means of transportation 302
45 Talking about clock time and calendar time 310
46 Expressing obligations and prohibitions 322
47 Expressing commands and permission 328
48 Expressing ability and possibility 332
49 Expressing desires, needs, preferences, and willingness 335
50 Expressing knowledge, advice, and opinions 338
51 Expressing fear, worry, and anxiety 344
52 Expressing speaker attitudes and perspectives 348
53 Topic, focus, and emphasis 352
54 Guest and host 361
55 Giving and responding to compliments 364
56 Expressing satisfaction and dissatisfaction 366
57 Expressing gratitude and responding to expressions of gratitude 370
58 Invitations, requests, and refusals 372
59 Expressing apologies, regrets, sympathy, and bad news 380
60 Expressing congratulations and good wishes 384
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    Posted October 3, 2011

    Poor Sample

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