Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

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Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGE provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. This new edition includes: -concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use -examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly -invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent -discussion of new words from English roots such as 'zertweeten' ('to tweet'), helping you to communicate in German as used by Germans today -clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 241.3 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • German
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • black & white tables
  • 1444120166
  • 9781444120165
  • 36,115

Review quote

"Prof. Durrell's approach to teaching German as a Foreign Language takes into account how German is actually used in a variety of contexts and registers. His use of 'real' examples to illustrate the language is innovative and much to be applauded." Dr Nils Langer, Reader in German Linguistics, University of Bristol, UKshow more

Table of contents

List of tables List of abbreviations and points for the user 1. Nouns 2. Case 3. Personal pronouns 4. The articles 5. Other determiners and pronouns 6. Adjectives 7. Adverbs 8. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs 9. Numerals 10. Modal particles 11. Expressions of time 12. Conjugation 13. The infinitive and the participles 14. Uses of the tenses 15. The passive 16. Mood: the imperative and the subjunctive 17. The modal auxiliaries 18. Verbs: valency 19. Conjunctions and subordination 20. Prepositions 21. Word order 22. Word formation 23. Spelling, pronunciation and punctuationshow more

About Martin Durrell

Martin Durrell, Emeritus Professor of German, Manchester Universityshow more

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