ABSTRACT

Polish: An Essential Grammar is a user-friendly guide to all the important structures of this fascinating language. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Polish in short, readable sections.

Key features include:

  • New chapter on studying an inflected language, including detailed analysis of a typical text
  • Comprehensive descriptions of the parts of speech covered
  • Information presented clearly and logically in table form
  • Wealth of real-life examples
  • Nine clearly-presented appendices.

This grammar is an invaluable asset to anyone wishing to master the Polish language as it is spoken today. Two companion books, Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook and Intermediate Polish: A Grammar and Workbook, provide more detailed practice in the language.

chapter |2 pages

Part I: The Polish Language

chapter 1|1 pages

Alphabet

chapter 2|8 pages

Pronunciation and stress

chapter 3|4 pages

Vowel and consonant alternations

chapter 4|11 pages

Studying an inflected language

chapter |2 pages

Part II: Parts of Speech

chapter 5|95 pages

Verbs

chapter 6|69 pages

Nouns

chapter 7|16 pages

Pronouns

chapter 8|44 pages

Adjectives

chapter 9|35 pages

Adverbs

chapter 10|22 pages

Prepositions

chapter 11|15 pages

Conjunctions

chapter 12|24 pages

Numerals

chapter 14|9 pages

Particles

chapter 15|4 pages

Sentence elements

chapter 16|10 pages

Sentence structure