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Winner of the Swedish National Language Council's Erik Wellander Prize, 2003This new edition of Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. It has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in a few areas of usage and to employ the new standards that have been set in the description of language. The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The volume is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar. It presents the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Swedish as used by present-day, native speakers. An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include: * detailed treatment of common grammatical structures and parts of speech * etensive exemplicfication * particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty * Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book * a new chapter on word formation.