Contents Introduction Unit 1 The Alphabet Unit 2 Nouns and adjectives Singular and plural The connector ezafe Unit 3 Numbers Demonstrative adjectives Demonstrative pronouns Unit 4 Pronouns Present tense: to be and to have Unit 5 Simple present tense: other verbs Present progressive with dashtan Unit 6 Definite and indefinite (1) Attributive -i suffix Unit 7 Transitive and intransitive Direct and indirect objects Definite and indefinite (2): ra Compound verbs Unit 8 Comparison of adjectives Adjectives as nouns Question words Telling the time Some distributives / quantifiers 'Double negative' Unit 9 Imperative Unit 10 Infinitive - its uses Past and present stems Unit 11 Future tense Unit 12 Simple past tense Past progressive tense Unit 13 Past participle Perfect tenses Unit 14 Subjunctive (Present or simple subjunctive) Unit 15 Perfect (or past) subjunctive Unit 16 Conditionals and wishes. Unit 17 From prepositions to conjunctions Unit 18 Tense in complex sentences: Time clauses Unit 19 Relative clauses Unit 20 Passive Key to exercises Persian-English glossary Index
Saeed Yousef is Senior Lecturer of Persian at the University of Chicago, USA. He is also a poet and has published books of literary criticism and translations. Hayedeh Torabi was a Lecturer of Persian at the University of Chicago, USA. She is a published writer, essayist and translator.