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AuthorShetter, William Z. author
TitleA Practical Grammar Introduction to Dutch [electronic resource] / by William Z. Shetter
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1984
Edition Fifth edition thoroughly revised
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6448-1
Descript 246 p. online resource

CONTENT

The Dutch language -- 1 Pronunciation -- Front,7bunded, front-rounded vowels -- The vowels -- The diphthongs -- The consonants -- Assimilation -- Stress -- 2 Spelling -- Spelling rules: closed syllable and open syllable -- The relationship of f to v and of s to z in certain words -- The n of the common ending -en -- Making the spelling adjustments -- 3 The plural -- The plural-en -- The plural-s -- Other plurals -- 4 Articles and demonstratives -- The definite article -- The word for this -- The word for that -- The demonstrative adjectives -- The indefinite article -- 5 Personal pronouns; the verb -- The subject forms -- Use of pronouns -- Present tense -- Spelling -- Yes-no-question -- 6 The verb; Hebben and zijn. Imperative -- Verbs with stems ending in -t or -d -- The verbs: gaan, staan, doen, slaan, zien -- The verb: komen -- The verbs: hebben and zijn -- The imperative -- 7 Reading selections. The place of the verb -- Amsterdam -- 8 The adjective. The adverb. Comparison -- Adjective ending in -e -- Adjective without ending -- Een + adjective + noun referring to male -- Linker- and rechter- -- Adverbs -- Comparison of adjectives and adverbs -- The superlative used as an adverb -- Adjectives ending in -s -- 9 Object pronouns. Reflexives -- The object forms of the personal pronouns -- The subject or object pronoun die -- A sentence with two objects: direct and indirect -- The reflexive pronouns -- Use of prepositions -- 10 Possessive adjectives -- The possessive adjectives -- Adjective ending after possessive -- The possessive pronouns -- The van construction -- The zโ{128}{153}n/dโ{128}{153} r-construction -- 11 Numbers and dates. Currency and measurement -- The numbers -- The ordinal numbers -- Dates -- Units of currency and measures -- 12 Reading selections -- Nederland -- Zuid-Holland -- Voorjaar door Mies Bouhuys -- 13 The past tense (โ{128}{152}weakโ{128}{153} verbs) -- The past tense of weak verbs -- The past participle -- The perfect tense -- 14 The past tense (โ{128}{153}strongโ{128}{153} verbs) -- The past tense of strong verbs -- Vowel changes in the stem -- Conjugation with hebten or zijn -- The past participle without ge- -- 15 Some irregular verbs. The past perfect tense -- Some irregular verbs -- The past perfect tense -- Use of tenses -- 16 Modal auxiliaries. Verb plus infinitive -- Modal auxiliaries -- The construction: mogen van, moeten van and niet hoeven van -- Independent use of the modals -- The verb laten -- Other verbs used in association with an infinitive -- 17 The future. The present participle and the infinitive -- The verb zullen -- The verb gaan -- Present-tense form for future -- The present participle -- Progressive aspect -- The infinitive -- 18 Review and reading -- Spoken language versus written language -- 19 Separable prefixes -- Stressed separable prefixes -- Stressed inseparable prefixes -- Inseparable prefixes -- 20 Conjunctions, relative pronouns -- Coordinating conjunctions -- Subordinating conjunctions: word order -- Subordinating conjunctions: meanings -- Relative pronouns -- 21 Word order: the places in the sentence -- Second place in the sentence -- First place in the sentence -- Last place in the sentence -- The negating adverb niet -- 22 The word ER. Prepositional compounds -- er + preposition -- Other functions of er -- 23 Diminutives -- The forms of the diminutives -- Use of the diminutive -- 24 The passive voice -- The passive construction -- Er and the passive sentence -- Active construction with men or je -- 25 Reading selections -- Geschiedenis -- Prinsjesdag -- De Kroon en het Parlement -- Verzuiling -- 26 Telling time -- Hour and half-hour -- Adverbs of time -- 27 Idiomatic usages of some common verbs -- Gaan -- Blijven -- Aanโ{128}{153} tโ{128}ฆzijn and bezig zijn te -- Liggen, zitten, staan -- Kennen and weten -- Leven and wonen -- Verstaan and begrijpen -- Betekenen and bedoelen -- Onthouden and zich herinneren -- Vallen, opvallen, meevallen and tegenvallen -- Hebben -- 28 Word formation and derivation -- Compounding -- Derivation by suffixes -- Stress shift in derivation -- 29 Three stories -- Het kopje koffie -- Gezichten -- Regenboog -- A list of the most useful strong and irregular verbs -- English translations of the practice sentences -- Dutch-English vocabulary -- Photo-credit -- Text-credit


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