Download Full Text (6.4 MB)
This text explores verb time, tense, aspect, and mood through comparison of Arabic and English sentence patterns. It includes examples of the Arabic patterns from classical and popular sources so that Arabic students can learn by explanation and example how to formulate cohesive and grammatically correct sentence structure.
While this guide is intended mainly for English-speaking students studying Arabic, the charts also provide a quick reference of English sentence patterns for Arabic speakers.
Portland State University Library
Arabic language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers, Arabic language, Arabic language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
Breedlove, Cliff, "Arabic and English Sentence Patterns: A Comparative Guide" (2017). PDXOpen. 14.