A Self-Study Arabic Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English to a Arabic sentence structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the Arabic grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn common Arabic verbs and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

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

Explained in English

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

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Table of Contents
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Textbook Correlations
Correlations help you match the relevant chapter to your Arabic textbook
Sample Chapter
Learn "What are Direct Object Pronouns?" and how they work in English and Arabic

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.”
Amazon Review
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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What Is Gender, Number and Case?

Learn terms used in English and Arabic grammar such as conjugation, gender, number, and case—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in Arabic.

Step-By-Step Arabic Sentence Structure

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

What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?

Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and Arabic nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions. This will help you choose the correct Arabic equivalent to the English word.

What are subjects and objects?

Learn to identify the function of words used in English and Arabic grammar so you can choose the correct Arabic equivalent to the English word.

Learn what are English and Arabic subjects, Arabic direct and indirect objects.

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