• Dutch grammar - 3

    Online course – elementary level

  • 44 video lessons

    +word lists +exercises +tests
    step-by-step, instruction in simple English

  • For whom?

    You’ve completed #dutchgrammar-1 and 2, OR:
    You learned Dutch elsewhere and have level A2/B1

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Dutch grammar-3 – course content:

CHAPTER 1: the past perfect
01 – past perfect
02 – hadden or waren
03 – past perfect in subclause
04 – toen
05 – past tense vs past perfect
06 – double infinitives

CHAPTER 2: independent subjects
07 – hun + singular/plural?
08 – demonstrative pronouns
09 – 5 situations: no article

CHAPTER 3: multiple verbs
10 – phrases with prepositions
11 – multiple verbs in the subclause
12 – present perfect: verbs + te

13 – more: verbs + infinitive
14 – present: double infinitives
15 – future: double infinitives

CHAPTER 4: the passive voice
16 – active vs passive voice
17 – passive: different tenses
18 – zijn + past participle
19 – passive: er without subject
20 – passive: er with subject
21 – passive: modal verbs
22 – passive voice + door

CHAPTER 5: verbs <-> adjectives
23 – adjective: -baar/lijk/zaam
24 – verb: [ver-] + adjective + [-en]
25 – present participle

26 – present participle as adjective
27 – past participle as adjective

CHAPTER 6 – the conditional mood
28 – zouden: introduction
29 – zouden 1: polite question
30 – zouden 2: wish/desire
31 – zouden 3: advice
32 – zouden 4: imaginary situation
33 – zouden 5: probability
34 – zouden 6: uncertain information
35 – zouden 7: initial plan
36 – zouden: review
37 – wou (wouden)

CHAPTER 7: nouns
38 – compound nouns – 1
39 – compound nouns – 2
40 – derivations – 1
41 – derivations – 2

CHAPTER 8: past perfect (other uses)
42 – past perfect: soft/polite
43 – past perfect: imaginary situation
44 – past perfect: regret

What can you learn from #dutchgrammar-3?

In #dutchgrammar-1 you learned basic dutch grammar. With this knowledge you can construct basic sentences. #dutchgrammar-2 goes a step further: you learn to make complex sentences (with subclauses and the word ‘er’), and it goes deeper into the subjects of the previous course: the present perfect, past tense, irregular verbs, modal verbs, etc.

In #dutchgrammar-3 we go again 1 step further. The main topics: the past perfect, the passive voice and the conditional mood.

Using the past perfect you can indicate the sequence of activities in the past. The passive voice is an alternative way to construct a sentence (without stressing who executed the action of the verb). And the chapter about the conditional mood, explains 7 ways to use the verb ‘zouden’ to indicate a situation that is different from the current reality (like a wish, an imaginary situation, etc).

Other subjects in this course are: the construction of sentences with multiple verbs, the present participle, the past participle as an adjective, compound nouns and derivations.

How does it relate to the CEFR level classification?

This course, #dutchgrammar-3, can be interesting for anyone on the level A2-B1-B2 who wants to improve Dutch grammar.

The classification A2-B1-B2 is not only about knowledge, but also about skills. Grammar is one element, which essential for all the  skills (speaking, listening, reading). Doing this course is only the first step to get to a higher level. This course will provide you with the theoretical basis. In order to apply the grammar in speech correctly, you need to practise a lot.