Beginning German; A Series of Lessons with an Abstract of Grammar

Beginning German; A Series of Lessons with an Abstract of Grammar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...indirect statement as in the direct, whether the principal verb is in the present, as in la (fagt), 2a (fragt) and 3a (gtaubt) or in the past, as in lb (fagte), 2b (fragte) and 3b (glaubte). 2. After a principal verb in the present tense, we often find the indicative. Thus, B. may say to C. St. fagt, bafj er fetn (r)efb Jjat. But then C. does not feel so clearly that B. is reporting something on another's (A.'s) authority. What C. hears sounds like the direct statement of an actual or at least generally accepted fact, whereas by saying 31. fagt, bafj er fein (55elb fjabe, B. repeats or adds as it were "this is what A. says, you know," and thus declines all responsibility for the truth of A.'s statement. After a principal verb in the first person of the present, as in 3, the indicative only is used, for here the speaker is not reporting the words of another person, but is stating in the directest way possible a thought of his own. The following sentences may serve for further practice, either before or after Fart II of this Lesson. DIRECT STATEMENT INDIRECT STATEMENT A. says or has said to B.: B. says or reports to C.: 1. I am the son of that gentle-la-A. says he is the son of that man and the girls are my sisters gentleman and the girls are his sisters A. said he was the son of that gentleman and the girls were his sisters 2. I think C. has one of my 2s-A. thinks that you (bu) have books one of his books she had the book (already fdjon)V been here and whether she has 1. The present subjunctive of all verbs (except that of fein) is made by adding to the stem of the infinitive the endings e, eft, e, en, et, en: Though the stems of verbs like fefjen, tjelfen (L. 20), biirfcn (L. 22), ttriffen (L. 23), as also those of jabett and.
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