〇Language: English is used for grammar explanations and translations of example sentences.
〇Number of entries: 206
〇Example sentences are written in kanji/kana with romanization.
The Dictionary of Japanese Grammar series, an enduring favorite.
This ever-popular series of dictionary-style grammar guides comprises three volumes—basic, intermediate, and advanced—with each presenting some 200 key grammar items, along with analysis of sentence patterns, abundant example sentences, and easy-to-understand explanations in English. The books also thoroughly explains common pitfalls and the distinctions in usage of similar expressions, helping users to develop an even stronger grasp of Japanese grammar. A must-have reference for learners and teachers alike.
Contents of A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
◆Characteristics of Japanese Grammar
- Word Order
- Personal Pronouns
- Politeness and Formality
- Sentence-final Particles
- Sound Symbolisms--giseigo and gitaigo
ageru ～ zutsu
- Basic Conjugations
- Semantic Classification of Verbs
- Pairs of Intransitive and Transitive Verbs
- Connection Forms of Important Expressions
- Numerals and Counters
- Compound Words
- Improving Reading Skill by Identifying an 'Extended Sentential Unit'