The Essentials of German Grammar

The Essentials of German 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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and then drove to his house in a wagon which was waiting for me. There we had a good dinner. In the afternoon we all went to the river and caught fish. My cousin caught one more than I, but two of his fish fell into the water again. We carried them to his house and left them there. In the evening I went home. II. The e Class 193. e e e(bl) o bitten, fommen e o liegen, ften (fl) 8 194. The vowel of the past tense of e verbs is always a, the perfect participle varying according to the quantity and position of the e of the infinitive. The supplementary verbs were formerly all regular, having a vowel that would bring them into this class. For the past subjunctive see 266, i. 195. The vowel of the past tense of e verbs is long whenever possible, double consonants, except ff, simplifying (191): erfdjrecfen, erfchraf; treffcn, traf; but meffen, mafe. 196. SBerben has two forms in the past indicative singular: the strong forms id) roarb, bu roarbft, er roarb, and the weak forms id) rourbe, bu rourbeft, er rourbe. The plural has but the one form rotr rourben, ifjr rourbet, fie rourben. The subjunctive is id) roiirbe, bu roiir= PREFIXES 198. Almost any part of speech may-be used as a prefix of the verb: rjau =haften, fret=f-recrjen, uor=fommen. Such prefixes are either separable or inseparable. 199. Inseparable Prefixes: The inseparable prefixes are it, etrt (emp), cr, ge, tier, and jer. They are never accented and never separated from the verb, and cause the omission of the prefix ge in, the perfect participle (169): befommen, get befam befommen oerfpred)en, promise oerfprad) oerfprod)en DRILL XXI Give the principal parts of--beferjlen, bergen, berften, bitten, bredjen, empfehlen, effen, freffen, geben, gelten, genefen, gefd)eben, belfen, ..."show more

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