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 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.
The book is designed as a supplement.
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Arabic language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers, Arabic language, Arabic language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
© 2018 Cliff Breedlove
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Breedlove, Cliff, "Arabic and English Sentence Patterns: A Comparative Guide" (2017). PDXOpen: Open Educational Resources. 14.