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By William Z. Shetter

First variation This grammar arose from the necessity for a concise presentation of the necessities of the Dutch language that may be used either for self reliant domestic research and in teams or sessions lower than formal guideline. With the previous target in brain, the reasons were made as self-explanatory as attainable, and an entire key to the routines has been supplied in an appendix. within the curiosity of simplicity and simplicity of reference and evaluate, every one grammatical subject is mentioned as absolutely as possible in a single position, and an attempt has been made to incorporate just one significant grammatical function in anybody bankruptcy. yet due to the fact a superior origin can extra successfully be accomplished via learn below knowledgeable supervision or with a local speaker of the language, the presentation has additionally been made adapt­ in a position to this kind of examine. The short fill-in routines in each one lesson offer a version for any volume of drill, and the dialogues and readings integrated at abnormal durations in addition to the assessment selec­ tions positioned after each few chapters grants the required further perform in supervised guide. aid may still at least be sought with the pronunciation, the primary stumbling-block within the means of both self sufficient or supervised examine.

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Dank je voor de koffie. Dank u voor alles. 1 De bakker heeft vandaag brood, broodjes en koekjes. Twee broodjes alstublieft. Ik klop op de deur, maar hij is niet thuis. Zij koopt thee en koffie in de stad. Het water in de grachten is groen. Zijn de kinderen allemaal thuis? Ik loop van het huis naar de bibliotheek. Wij kopen brood, maar bijna nooit broodjes of koekjes. Wij huren twee kamers, maar zij zijn niet groot. Die kopjes zijn niet groot genoeg. Hij gooit het boek op de stoel. Zij koopt dekens voor de bedden.

Doe je? -zijn jullie? -heeft u? -wacht! - jij rijdt-ziet u? -eet! - het kost - hij ontmoet -Ieest u? - u hebt - zij wacht - zij lacht - jij wacht - jij lacht - wacht je? -Iach je? l :I: m Practice sentences 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 De tuin is achter het huis. Wij gaan nu naar de stad. Ik heb een jas nodig. Heb je geld genoeg? Nee, ik heb geen geld. Ik heb een paar gulden nodig. Wij wonen naast de kerk. Praat langzaam, alstublieft. Ik versta u niet.

The kitchen is small, and the house is small. But the rooms are clean! Two sons and three daughters, and the house is clean?! Yes, the mother has water and a box of soap ... ) Most of the pronouns have two forms. The first is the emphatic or stressed form, used regularly in writing, but used in speaking only for particular emphasis on the person. The second is the non-emphatic or unstressed form, the one used in speaking where the emphasis is usually not on the pronoun but on the accompanying verb.

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