Becker-Rhoades Elements of German

Becker-Rhoades Elements of German : A Practical Course for Beginners in German (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Becker-Rhoades Elements of German: A Practical Course for Beginners in German This book is a revision of becker's elements OF german, which was published in 1903. The general plan of the original book approved by successful classroom use, has been followed closely in the revision. The author based each lesson on a story or poem, and found the vocabulary and grammatical principles for the exercises in this piece of connected text. The study of forms followed the topical or grammatical method. The verb was made the leading motive of the lessons, each chapter presenting some verb form to be thoroughly learned, while other topics of grammar study were grouped about this theme. A fairly complete grammatical appendix of forms and syntax was supplied. The revision retains all these valuable principles. At the same time various changes and improvements, suggested by experience and by the helpful criticism of many teachers, have been made. Thus easier stories with more common words have been substituted in many lessons and all words used in the paradigms are those in general use. The number of Eng lish-into-german exercises has also been greatly increased. Furthermore, the principles of word order have been empha sized from the beginning, but no subordinate clause occurs until the fourth chapter; all plural forms of nouns are avoided until the declension of nouns is taken up; the use of the attrib utive adjective does not occur until the subject of adjective declension is reached; a modal verb does not occur before the seventh chapter, nor a subjunctive form before the eighth. These facts are mentioned in detail because in all drill, and in conversation based upon the text, no forms or constructions that have not been formally treated should be used. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 327 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243271905
  • 9780243271900