A Student Grammar of German

A Student Grammar of German

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A Student Grammar of German is an invaluable reference guide for undergraduates and other intermediate and advanced students. Written with the needs of the learner very much in mind, it sets out the grammar of the language in a clear and jargon-free way. Each chapter starts with an overview of the main grammatical terminology and concepts; these terms are also cross-referenced in the glossary at the end of the book. To provide a visual guide through each chapter, the main points in each section are highlighted, and tables summarise important patterns. 'Tip' boxes, which help the student to master particular points, are scattered through the text. Every point has numerous illustrative examples, each with its translation, carefully chosen from a wide range of printed and electronic media - books, newspapers, magazines, film and chat-rooms - to reflect contemporary usage across a range of registers.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139028782
  • 9781139028783

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'A lifetime's classroom experience has gone into this excellent survey. The student who masters its clear advice will go far.' Christopher Young, University of Cambridge 'This is a user-friendly grammar with a wealth of information from the basics to well beyond; the perfect companion for any German course.' Sarah M. B. Fagan, University of Iowa 'a very well thought out, useful addition to the library of every student and teacher.' Alison Fenner, University of Reading
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Table of contents

1. Case; 2. Nouns; 3. Determiners; 4. Pronouns; 5. Adjectives; 6. Adverbs; 7. Modal particles; 8. Comparison and superlative of adjectives and adverbs; 9. Prepositions; 10. Verbs: the indicative tenses - formation; 11. Verbs: the indicative tenses - uses; 12. Verbs: other types and forms; 13. Verbs with prepositional objects or unexpected cases; 14. The infinitive and participles; 15. The passive voice; 16. The imperative mood; 17. The subjunctive mood; 18. Word order; 19. Word formation; 20. Numbers, spelling, punctuation; 21. List of strong and irregular verbs; 22. Tense guide.
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