A Reference Grammar of Dutch is aimed at English-speaking students of Dutch at beginner/intermediate level. It is designed to be practical and user-friendly: grammatical information is presented in short entries arranged in alphabetical order, allowing students to gain easy access to specific points of grammar or problematic points of vocabulary as they encounter them in practice. Each grammatical rule is illustrated by simple, everyday Dutch examples of the kind likely to be encountered and used by the learner. Specialised linguistic terminology is kept to a minimum, with a glossary of essential terms provided, and charts and tables are included to help the student focus on the main points. Each entry is linked to a set of exercises which are graded according to complexity, and there is a key to the exercises at the back of the book. A thorough index is also provided.
• Designed for easy access, with alphabetical organisation of grammar topics and thorough index of words • Linguistic terminology kept to a minimum; glossary of linguistic terms provided; examples taken from modern, everyday Dutch such as a student is likely to encounter • Includes exercises keyed to each of the 80 sections and graded according to type and difficulty, and a key for self-instruction
List of grammatical terms; How to use this book; Didactic guide for beginners; List of entries; List of tables; Reference grammar; Exercises; Key to the exercises; Appendix; Index.