Dutch: An Essential Grammar

Dutch: An Essential Grammar

by William Z. Shetter, Esther Ham


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ISBN-13: 9781138955479
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/11/2016
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

William Z. Shetter is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, U.S.A. He has been an author for Dutch: An Essential Grammar since its first publication and is also author of The Netherlands in Perspective: The Dutch Way of Organizing a Society and its Setting (2nd edition 2002).

Esther Ham is a senior lecturer and director of the Dutch Program at Indiana University, U.S.A. She is Director of Online Education for all foreign languages for the university Center for Language Excellence. Her previous publications include the basic language method books, Help: Kunt U mij even helpen? (2001), books 1 and 2.

Table of Contents

The Dutch Language
1. Pronunciation
Vowels Diphthongs Consonants Assimilation Stress
2. Spelling
Spelling Rules Closed Syllable Open Syllable F and V, S and Z The Ending -en
3. The Plural
Plural -en Plural -s Other Plurals
4. Articles and Demonstratives
Definite Article
The Demonstratives
Indefinite Article
5. Personal Pronouns; The Verb
Subject Forms Use of Pronouns The Present Tense Spelling Yes-No Questions Word Order in the Dutch Sentence
6. The Verb; Hebben and Zijn; The Imperative
Stems in -t and -d The Verbs Gaan, Staan, Slaan, Doen, Zien The Verb Komen The Verbs Hebben and Zijn The Imperative
7. The Adjective, the Adverb, Comparison
The Adjective Elk, Ieder, Welk, Geen, Veel, Meer, Minder, Weining Ending Depends on Meaning Adverbs Comparison Superlative as Adverb
8. Object Pronouns, Reflexives
Object Pronouns Subject or Object Die Direct and Indirect Object Reflexive Pronouns Alle, Beide and Related Words
9. Possessive Adjectives
Possessive Adjectives Adjective Endings after Possessive Possessive Pronouns Table of All Pronouns
10. Numbers and Dates, Currency and Measurement
Cardinal Numbers Ordinal Numbers Dates Units of Currency, Measures and Time
11. The Past Tense ("Weak" Verbs)
Weak and Strong Verbs Past Tense of Weak Verbs The Past Participle The Present Perfect
12. The Past Tense ("Strong" Verbs)
Simple Past Vowel Changes in the Stem Conjugation with Hebben or Zijn Past Participle without ge-
13. Some Irregular Verbs, The Past Perfect Tense
Irregular Verbs The Past Perfect Use of the Tenses
14. Modal Auxiliaries, Verb Plus Infinitive
The Modal Auxiliaries TheConstructions Mogen Van, Moeten Van and Niet Hoeven Van Independent Use of the Modals The Verb Laten and Others with Infinitive Modals and Other Verbs + Infinitive in Past Tense
15. The Future, the Present Participle and Infinitive
Ways of Expressing the Future The Continuous The Infinitive Dan and Toes
16. Colloquial Speech and Writing.
Particles Particles in Imperative Sentences Other Uses of Particles Word Order and Combinations of Particles
17. Separable Prefixes
Stressed Separable Prefixes Forms of Separable Verbs Stressed Inseparable Prefixes Inseparable Prefixes
18. Conjunctions, Relative Pronouns
Coordinating Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions Relative Pronouns
19. Word Order: The Places in the Sentence
The Verb: Second Position, First Position, Final Position The "Tongs" Construction The Negating Adverb Niet
26. The Word ER, Prepositional Compounds
The Functions of Er Er + Preposition Relative Pronouns
21. Diminutives
Forms of Diminutives Uses of the Diminutive
22. The Passive Voice
The Passive Construction Tenses in the Passive The Future Modal Auxiliaries Present and Past Perfect The Impersonal Passive
23. Telling Time
The Clock Prepositions with Hours Prepositions of Time Adverbs of Time
24. Aspect and Idiomatic Usages of Some Verbs
Aspectual Meanings of Some Verbs Idiomatic Usages of Verbs Distinguishing Pairs of Similar Verbs
25. Word Formation and Derivation
Compounding Derivation of Suffixes Stress Shift in Derivation Noun Derivation by Prefix
26. Three Stories
Remco Campert and Jan Mulder: Slenterfiesten, Frites, Na afloop
27. Going on
Dutch Grammars Dictionaries Readings The Internet Other Electronic Resources Histories of the Dutch Language Books on the Netherlands and Flanders
A List of the Most Useful Strong and Irregular Verbs
Keys to the Exercises
Dutch-English Dictionary
English-Dutch Dictionary

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