English Grammar for Students of Arabic:
The Study Guide for Those Learning Arabic
Need help learning Arabic grammar?
Supplement your textbook with English Grammar for Students of Arabic: The Study Guide for Those Learning Arabic and learn the English grammatical terms your Arabic textbook assumes you know.
You will learn: see the English Grammar for Students of Arabic Table of Contents
Parts of speech — how to identify English and Arabic nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions . . .
Question: Why learn English and Arabic parts of speech?
So you'll choose the correct Arabic equivalent
of an English word.
Example: visits is ziyaaraat if it's a noun,
but yazuur if it's a verb.
Functions of words — how to identify English and Arabic subjects, objects, predicates . . .
Question: Why learn the functions of words?
So you’ll choose the correct Arabic equivalent
of an English word.
Example: teachers is mucallimuun if it is a subject, but mucallimiin if it is a predicate or an object.
English and Arabic Grammatical terms — explanation of conjugation, declension, agreement . . .
Question: Why learn grammatical terms?
So you’ll understand these terms that play an
important role in Arabic structures.
Example: "agreement" means that writes is yaktub if it’s a boy doing the writing, but taktub if it’s a girl.
Step-by-step analysis of examples — how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Arabic structure, see Chapter 23 of the O&H Arabic Study Guide
Question: Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?
So you’ll know how to get from an English
to an Arabic structure.
Example: Yuusuf is the one I saw.
yuusuf huwa alladhii ra´aytu-hu.
(word-for-word: Yuusuf he who I-saw-him)
". . . an exceptionally good book because it is one of those all-too-rare titles which identifies a real problem . . . brilliantly executed by the author."
—Graham Douglas, learner of Arabic
Each chapter in English Grammar for Students of Arabic covers a grammar point
- grammar explained as it relates to English, with examples
- grammar explained as it relates to Arabic
- examples with word-for-word analysis of meaning and form
Arabic words in the body of the text are transcribed. You can download the examples in Arabic script.
English Grammar for Students of Arabic also offers
Al-Kitaab Texbook Correlations — pages to be read in the O&H Arabic Study Guide before each lesson in Al-Kitaab.