Ernest H. McCarus

English Grammar for Students of Arabic:
The Study Guide for Those Learning Arabic

 
ISBN: 978-0-934034-35-7
Pp. 165
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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?

Answer to Why learn 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?

Answer to 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?

Answer to 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?

Answer to Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

So you’ll know how to get from an English structure
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)

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