a self-study guide that helps you come prepared to Arabic class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English structure to the equivalent Arabic structure

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus more on the rules than the exceptions.  Covers the grammar taught in beginning college courses.

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Tips to help you learn Spanish vocabulary and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, author Earnest N. McCarus explains one grammar concept and illustrates it with English and Arabic examples

Explained in English

To help you learn the grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Learn The Grammar Terms Your Textbook Assumes You Know

Parts Of Speech

Learn how to identify English and Arabic nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions so you can choose the correct equivalent to an English word.

Functions Of Words

Learn how to identify English and Arabic subjects, direct and indirect object so you can choose the correct equivalent to an English word.

English and Arabic Grammatical Terms

Learn of conjugation, gender, number, agreement so you’ll understand these terms that play an important role in Arabic.

Step-By-Step Analysis Of Examples

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Arabic structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way. 

Book Reviews

Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
Vol. 41, No. 1, June 2007
“This publication has the potential for becoming an indispensable tool for English-speaking students not in control of basic English grammatical concepts.”
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Cynthia L. Yonge
“Good book to complement an Arabic Course. This book is very helpful by relating Arabic grammar to English grammar, and for explaining it in creative and different ways.”
Amazon Review
“On the whole, this is a terrific book for intermediate students of Arabic grammar. It covers those obtuse topics like gerunds, infinitives, etc.”

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