Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Dutch grammar. This completely updated new edition covers the new spelling system introduced in 1997 and the latest reform of 2005. A new section covers modal particles.

Concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Dutch through lively and accessible descriptions of the language, the Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner of Dutch, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types as well as being indispensable to those teaching themselves.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Dutch grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by present-day native-speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

• detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech

• extensive exemplification

• particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

• Dutch-English parallels highlighted throughout the book

chapter 1|7 pages

Pronunciation Uitspraak

chapter 2|12 pages

Spelling Spelling

chapter 3|3 pages

Punctuation Interpunctie, leestekens

part 4|2 pages

Cases Naamvallen

chapter 5|7 pages

Articles Lidwoorden

part 6|2 pages

Demonstratives: Aanwijzende voornaamwoorden

chapter 7|32 pages

Nouns Zelfstandige naamwoorden

chapter 8|40 pages

Pronouns Voornaamworden

chapter 9|27 pages

Adjectives Bijvoeglijke naamwoorden

chapter 10|36 pages

Adverbs Bijwoorden

chapter 11|121 pages

Verbs Werkwoorden

chapter 12|25 pages

Conjunctions Voegwoorden

chapter 13|28 pages

Prepositions Voorzetsels/preposities

chapter 14|23 pages

Numerals Telwoorden

chapter 15|8 pages


chapter 16|9 pages

Negation Ontkenning