This blend of workbook and reference work aims to help you form and use the verb in Modern Standard Arabic correctly at a glance. Part 1 explains the verb structure and working. Part 2 is a set of 155 numbered tables showing all common verb patterns, arranged first by class or sub-class and then by the ten main forms. Part 3 is a list of common verbs, entered alphabetically by the 3rd person masculine singular (huwa) active form of the past tens.
The 155 verbs appearing in full in Part 2 are listed plus 1,094 further verbs, with a table number that allows the reader to where to locate the identical pattern in Part 2. Other helpful features include comprehensive indexes and an easy-to-read Roman transcription that reflects pronunciation rather than spelling. This is the perfect companion to the Basic and Intermediate Arabic Workbooks by the same author, expert step-by-step series of exercises and tasks for all learners of Arabic.
The author John Mace is one of the foremost writers today of teaching materials for Middle Eastern languages. He has worked in the Diplomatic Service, as a British Council lecturer, as a personnel officer in the Middle East and as a European Commission delegate. He is also the author of several other Arabic language learning titles from Bennett & Bloom, as shown elsewhere on this website.
– 288 pages
Published by Bennett and Bloom, 2007
PART I: FORM AND USE OF THE VERB
1. General 2. Equations 3. Triliteral root; principal parts. 4. Class of verb 5. Subject; person, gender, number, agreement 6. Pronunciation 7. Past tense 8. Present tense 9. Future particle 10. Continuous past tense 11. Pluperfect tense 12. Government; direct and prepositional object 13. Predicated verbs 14. Verbs used with the present tense 15. Increased forms 16. Using a dictionary 17. Participle 18. Verbal noun 19. Quadriliteral root 20. Verbal sentence; nominal sentence 21. Subjunctive 22. Jussive 23. Imperative 24. Indirect speech; statement, question, command 25. Condition and concession 26. Passive voice 27. Further expressions with the verbal noun
PART II: VERB TABLES
Sound tables, tables 1 to 23
Initial hamza, tables 24 to 36
Middle hamza, tables 37 to 46
Final hamza, tables 47 to 57
Doubled verbs, tables 58 to 72
Assimilated verbs, tables 73 to 89
Hollow verbs, tables 90 to 116
Final-weak verbs, tables 117 to 129
Doubly weak verbs, tables 130 to 155
PART III: VERB LIST
Index to Part I
Index to Part II