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Basic Arabic : a grammar and workbook

Author: Waḥīd Sāmī; Leila Samy
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Grammar workbooks series.
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"Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. This book presents 51 units, covering the key 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. Key features include:Clear, accessible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Waḥīd Sāmī; Leila Samy
ISBN: 9780415587723 0415587727 9780415587730 0415587735
OCLC Number: 694393711
Description: ix, 357 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. Word Boundaries in Written Arabic 2. Meaning and Grammatical Categories Encapsulated in a Word 3. Arabic Grammar Paradigm 4. The Arabic Language Writing System 5. Function of Diacritics 6. Agreement 7. Pronouns 8. Demonstratives 9. Case Marking: Noun Words 10. Noun Type Words: Syntactic Function, Case Name and Case Marking 11. Syntactic Functions and their Case Markers 12. Noun Types 13. The "Human" Vs "Non-Human" Classification of Nouns 14. The Human Category Nouns 15. The Non-Human Category Nouns 16. Noun Attributes: Number, Gender, Case, Definiteness 17. Numbers and Counting 18. The Sentence-the basics 19. The Noun-Adjective Phrases 20. Adjectives: Agreement with Nouns 21. The `Idafa Phrase 22. The `Idafa Adjective Phrase 23. The definite article 24. Prepositions 25. Adverbials 26. To have 27. Questions 28. Negation 29. About the Arabic verb 30. Conjugating the perfect 31. Conjugating the imperfect 32. Subject and mood markers of the imperfect verb 33. Verb patterns 34. The Perfect, Form I 35. The Perfect, Form II 36. The Perfect, Form III 37. The Perfect, Form IV 38. The Perfect, Form V 39. The Perfect, Form VI 40. The Perfect, Form VII 41. The Perfect, Form VIII 42. The Perfect, Form IX 43. The Perfect, Form X 44. Noun-Verb Paradigm Chart 45. Time 46. Verb-Subject Agreement 47. Constituents of Verb-Type Words 48. Verb Types 49. Adverbs marked by accusative case 50. The Passive Voice 51. Inflecting the verb for the passive voice Workbook and Answers
Series Title: Grammar workbooks series.
Responsibility: Waheed Samy and Leila Samy.
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"Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in a single volume. This book presents 51 units, covering the key 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. Key features include:Clear, accessible formatMany useful language examplesJargon-free explanations of grammarAbundant exercises with full answer keySubject indexClearly presented and user-friendly, 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."--

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"It covers just about everything a beginner needs to know about a rich, complex and fascinating language sought out by countless learners across the globe." The Huffington Post.

 
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