Essential Dutch Grammar (Dover Language Guides Essential Grammar)
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- Original language: English
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- Dimensions: 7.95" h x .31" w x 5.39" l, .29 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 110 pages
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
This book claims to be 'All the grammar really needed for speach and comprehension...', however, there is much more information needed than what is presented in this book.
"Essential Dutch Grammar" is a good primer and introduction to Dutch Grammar- as much as is possible in 100 pages. It includes information on Spelling, Word Order, Negation, Articles & Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Possessives & Possession, Demonstrative adjectives & Pronounes, Pronouns, Verbs, Conjuctions, Prespositions, Telling Time, Idiomatic Constructions and an Appendix.
Each topic is presented first with an introduction, then with the applicable grammar rule followed by examples. This format is more user-friendly than other Dutch Grammar texts on the market.
I'd reccommend this book to beginning students and native speakers who want to brush up on their grammatical skills (for example, those speakers who have emigrated out of Holland/Belgium) - especially since the price is right.
If you'd like a more in-depth study of grammar, then look for "Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar" by Bruce Donaldson, but also be willing to shell out quite a bit more money.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
Great Introductory Grammar
By A Customer
This is the perfect grammar for anyone who is just starting to learn Dutch. It presents eveything you need to know clearly and concisely without going into unnecessary detail. And it's a bargain! Those who continue studying will eventually need something more detailed, but this is definitely the place to start. For advanced students I recommend the excellent Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar by Bruce Donaldson (Routledge), but I found it to be too much information for beginners.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Essential Dutch Grammar
By A Customer
I'm just a beginner in Dutch. And this book is very useful for such students. The essential grammar is explained very clear that is very important, especially for students for whom English is not native (my case). But of course to use this book without additional course or books is not enough. So it's a good reference where you have to look at sometimes. And I recommend to buy some other course for more complete study of Dutch.