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- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Language: English / German
- Dimensions: 210mm x 273mm x 13mm | 454g
- Publication date: 1 October 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0071420886
- ISBN 13: 9780071420884
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
- Sales rank: 424,055
This book is the only German conjugation resource you'll ever need. To master speaking and writing German, you have to be comfortable using its verb system. Unfortunately for many language learners, however verb conjugation is a major roadblock in their pursuit of Italian-speaking confidence. If you are one of these learners, "German Verb Drills" is here to help by allowing you to overcome these obstacles so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in German. Whether used as a textbook supplement in an Italian language course or as a self-study text for learning and review, "German Verb Drills" will simplify the complexities of this crucial area of Italian language studies.This comprehensive book features: numerous exercises that demonstrate how the German verb system works; regular chapter reviews to reinforce your learning; an answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept. New to this edition, a final unit that sums up all the verb tenses covered so you can select the correct verb form any time you speak or write Italian - something not covered in other verb books.Because of its concise explanations and abundant exercise material, you will find "German Verb Drills" a source of unparalleled knowledge and intensive practice that you can use in the classroom or on your own. You'll find you are less intimidated by verb conjugation and, instead, see your confidence in your Italian skills grow. Topics covered herein include: regular verbs in the present, imperfect, preterit, future, and conditional of the indicative mood; compound tenses of the indicative mood; the simple and compound tenses of the subjunctive mood; reflexive verbs; stem-changing verbs; orthographic-changing verbs; and irregular verbs.
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Astrid Henschel has had many years experience teaching German.
Table of contents
INTRODUCTION PART 1 The Present Tense of Regular, Irregular,and Modal Verbs 1. Infinitive 2. Present tense of regular verbs Interrogative 3. Present tense of haben, sein, and werden 4. Present tense of irregular verbs vowel change from e to i vowel change from e to ie vowel change from a to a 5. Verbs with separable prefixes in the present tense Common separable prefixes 6. Modal auxilaries in the present tense Review of part 1 PART 2 Imperative, Future Tense,a nd Present Perfect Tense 7. Imperative Formal command Familiar command, singular Familiar command, plural Exhortations (mild commands) 8. Future tense Adverb of time 9. Present perfect tense of weak verbs Use of tense Formation of tense Formation of past participle of weal verbs 10. Habenn or sein as the auxiliary verb in perfect tenses 11. Present perfect tense of strong verbs Formation of past participle 12. Present perfect tense of mixed verbs 13. Present perfect tense with inseparable prefixes 14. Present perfect tense with inseparable prefixes and verbs stems ending in-ier Inseparbale prefixes Verb stems ending in-er 15. Present perfect tense with modal auxiliaries Review of part 2 PART 3 THE PAST TENSE 16. Use of past tense 17. Past tense of weak verbs Definition of weak and strong verbs Formation of weak verbs in the past tense 18. Past tense of strong verbs 19. Past tense of mixed verbs 20. Past tense of haben, sein, and werden 21. Past tense of modal auxiliaries Review of part 3 PART 4 PERFECT TENSES, REFLEXIVE AND IMPERSONAL VERBS, INFINITIVE CONSTRUCTIONS, AND PASSIVE VOICE 22. Past perfect tense Use of tense Formation of tense 23. Future perfect tense Use of tense Formation of tense 24. Reflexive verbs Use of the reflexive Formation of reflexive construction Perfect tenses of reflexive verbs Use of the dative with personal interest Reflexive commands 25. Impersonal verbs Es gibt oe es ist, es sind 26. Infinitive constructions Verbal nouns Double infintives with modals Double infinitives with lassen, helfen, sehen, etc. Infinitives without zu Infinitives with or without zu Infinitives with zu Prepositions and infinitives Infinitives and commands 27. The passive voice Formation of the passive voice Von or durch Conjugation of passive voice Man as a substitute Passive with midal auxiliaries