The Arabic language writing system
This chapter discusses the Demonstratives in grammar. It covers the grammar points which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Arabic. Examples and exercises are provided throughout, allowing students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Basic Arabic is an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language. It is suitable for both class use and independent study. The attributes of each noun determine which demonstrative must be used to refer to that noun. The chapter identifies the demonstratives that correspond to nouns based on the number, gender and case of the nouns as well as whether they are human or non-human. Key features of the chapter includes: accessible format, many useful language examples, Jargon-free explanations of grammar, and abundant exercises with full answer key and subject index.