A Basic Grammar of Modern Greek for English-speaking Students - Maria Tsiotsiou-Moore

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This basic grammar of Modern Greek is the result of many years of teaching adult students how to understand and speak the Greek language.

This basic grammar of Modern Greek is the result of many years of teaching adult students how to understand and speak the Greek language. It is aimed at non-Greek students who, though they may have no linguistic training, need to know how to put parts of the language together so that they may understand what they hear or read as well as make themselves understood when they speak or write Greek.
We all use grammar, whatever language we write or speak. But is only when we learn a new language, as a "foreign" language, that we become fully aware of rules and forms, and of the ways words function in a sentence; and as we gradually progress to more advanced levels of communication, we need to understand more complex forms of structures in order to express ourselves more clearly. It is at this point that we realize the importance of learning grammar, both its forms and their uses.


Modern Greek is a language with clear grammatical forms and a structure based on these forms. In helping students to get to grips with these forms and structures, I have tried to keep this book as simple as possible. I have avoided too much technical terminology or too many references to phonetic rules and exceptions to rules. My book does, however, attempt to cover all those features of Greek grammar necessary to helping a learner understand the morphology and usage of the language. Through the simple explanations and sets of examples provided, it should be easy for learners to grasp how to apply the grammatical structures. [...] (From the publisher)

CONTENTS:

PREFACE
THE GREEK ALPHABET
NOUNS AND ARTICLES
MASCULINE NOUNS
FEMININE NOUNS
NEUTER NOUNS
IRREGULAR NOUNS
ADJECTIVES
VERBS
VERBS: ACTIVE VOICE
ACTIVE SUBJUNCTIVE
ACTIVE IMPERATIVE
ACTIVE PARTICIPLE
VERBS: PASSIVE VOICE - to be made
PASSIVE SUBJUNCTIVE
PASSIVE IMPERATIVE
PASSIVE PARTICIPLE - made
THE VERBS TO BE
THE VERB TO HAVE
COMPARISON BETWEEN VERBS
CONDITIONAL SENTENCES
REPORTED SPEECH
MISCELLANEOUS VERBS
PRONOUNS
ADVERBS
PREPOSITIONS
CONJUNCTIONS
NUMBERS
APPENDIX

More Information
Pages 152
Publication Date 2008
Publisher University Studio Press
ISBN 9789601211053
Binding Paperback
Author Maria Tsiotsiou-Moore
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