Welcome to the Advanced Dutch Grammar of School of Languages & Cultures at the University of Sheffield. This grammar is aimed at intermediate and advanced students of Dutch. Basically, that means anyone who has followed a beginners course in Dutch successfully. If you are a beginner interested in Dutch grammar, we advise you to use our Beginners Dutch Grammar. The Advanced Dutch Grammar can be used independently or as part of an existing course.

The Advanced Grammar consists of the following sections:

  • Spelling. This section is about spelling and pronunciation.
  • Words. This sections is about different types of words, for example nouns, verbs or conjunctions. If you click on the relevant sections, you will find links to sub-sections about all types of words, e.g. pronouns.
  • Sentences. This section has sub-sections about different types of sentences (e.g. imperative), sentence structure (including word order) and constituents (the elements of a sentence, e.g. subject and object).
  • Usage. This section has sub-sections about the cohesion of a text and about politeness in Dutch.

If you are interested in finding out more about the grammar of Dutch, you could also consult the Elektronische ANS, the electronic version of the Algemene Nederlandse Spraakkunst or General Dutch Grammar. This is the most comprehensive Dutch reference grammar, published in two volumes in 1997.

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