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Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook by Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

By Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbook contains an available reference grammar and similar workouts in one volume.

This Workbook provides twenty-five person grammar issues in sensible contexts, offering a grammatical process for you to let scholars now not already accustomed to those constructions to develop into familiar with their use. Grammar issues are by means of examples and routines permitting scholars to enhance and consolidate their learning.

Suitable for sophistication use or self-study, simple Dutch introduces Dutch tradition and other people throughout the medium of the language used at the present time, delivering scholars with the fundamental instruments to precise themselves in a wide selection of situations.

Features include:
• invaluable workouts and a whole resolution key
• grammar tables for simple reference
• widespread comparative references to English grammar
• an appendix of abnormal verbs
• an index of grammatical phrases.

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In sentence ii, the spoken emphasis is on the object hen and hen can therefore not be replaced by ze. c The form hun is used to refer to persons as indirect objects without a preposition. Waar zijn de kinderen? Ik wil hun iets te drinken geven. Where are the children? I want to give them something to drink. Ik wil hun ook een verhaal vertellen. I also want to tell them a story. While there are specific grammatical rules for the use of ze, hen and hun, in speech the Dutch hardly distinguish anymore between hen and hun, and even in written language, ze has become quite common.

Daarna dronken we een biertje. Zaterdagavond gaan we naar een concert. En volgende week naar Amsterdam! Yesterday, we went to a movie. It started at eight. Afterwards, we had a beer. Saturday evening, we will go to a concert. And next week, to Amsterdam! The week 30 eergisteren gisteren vandaag morgen overmorgen the day before yesterday yesterday today tomorrow the day after tomorrow maandag dinsdag woensdag donderdag vrijdag zaterdag zondag Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday BD-C05 19/01/2009 10:45 AM Page 31 The day 6–12 12–18 The day de morgen/ochtend morning de middag afternoon vanmorgen vanmiddag vanavond vannacht ’s morgens ’s middags ’s avonds ’s nachts 18–24 de avond evening 24–6 de nacht night this morning this afternoon this evening tonight every morning, in the morning every afternoon, in the afternoon every evening, in the evening every night, at night Combining it all morgenochtend gister(en)middag woensdagmiddag dinsdagavond tomorrow morning yesterday afternoon Wednesday afternoon Tuesday evening The days of the week are not capitalized, unless they are the first word of the sentence.

During class, he takes notes. Between classes, he talks to friends. He goes home at five. He eats dinner around six. He turns the TV on just before eight. The news will begin in a few minutes. The news lasts until twenty past eight. Peter watches TV from eight until nine. Karin came home an hour ago. Beginning yesterday, she has volleyball training every Tuesday. Note that geleden is a so-called postposition; it follows the noun (see also Unit 25). Some verbs: beginnen, eindigen, duren 34 De les begint om drie uur.

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