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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139368370
  • 9781139368377

About Paul Stocker

Paul Stocker has over thirty years' experience in teaching German. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and is currently head of Modern Languages at Uppingham School, many of whose alumni continue with their study of German at university level. He has written numerous books for A-Level students and others including German for Edexcel (co-authored, 2008), Wort fur Wort, 5th edition (2010), and several titles for the Teach Yourself series.show more

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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 Readingshow more

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.show more