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Essential German grammar

Author: Martin Durrell; Katrin M Kohl; Claudia Kaiser, (Language specialist); Gudrun Loftus
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Essential grammar.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Essential German Grammar is a student-friendly grammar and workbook designed to give learners a firm foundation on which to build a real understanding of both spoken and written German. The reference grammar section offers clear explanations of key grammar points while a separate exercise section gives students the opportunity to test themselves and put into practice what they have learned. This new edition has been  Read more...
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Durrell, Martin.
Essential German Grammar.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Durrell; Katrin M Kohl; Claudia Kaiser, (Language specialist); Gudrun Loftus
ISBN: 9781317541837 1317541839
OCLC Number: 903929661
Language Note: In English and German.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgements; Why grammar?; Abbreviations and spelling; Glossary; 1 WORDS AND SENTENCES; 1.1 Words and how they are linked in a sentence; 1.2 The subject and the finite verb; 1.3 Direct objects; 1.4 Dative objects; 1.5 Prepositional objects; 1.6 sein 'be' and its complements; 1.7 Sentences and clauses; 1.8 Main clauses; 1.9 Questions and commands; 1.10 Subordinate clauses; Words and sentences in context; 2 NOUNS; 2.1 Gender; 2.2 Masculine nouns; 2.3 Feminine nouns; 2.4 Neuter nouns; 2.5 Other clues to gender; 2.6 Noun plurals. 2.7 The plural of masculine nouns2.8 The plural of feminine nouns; 2.9 The plural of neuter nouns; 2.10 Plurals in -s (and other foreign plurals); 2.11 Case; 2.12 Case marking on the noun; Nouns in context; 3 THE NOUN PHRASE: DETERMINERS AND PRONOUNS; 3.1 The definite article; 3.2 The indefinite article; 3.3 Uses of the articles; 3.4 Demonstratives; 3.5 Possessives; 3.6 Other determiners; 3.7 Personal pronouns; 3.8 Reflexive pronouns; 3.9 Demonstrative, possessive and indefinite pronouns; The noun phrase in context; 4 ADJECTIVES, ADVERBS AND ADVERBIALS; 4.1 Adjective declension. 4.2 Adjective declension: some special cases4.3 Adjectives used as nouns; 4.4 Adjectives with the dative; 4.5 Adjectives with prepositions; 4.6 Comparison of adjectives; 4.7 Some uses of the comparative and superlative; 4.8 Adverbs and adverbials; 4.9 Time adverbials; 4.10 Adverbs of place; 4.11 Adverbs of direction; 4.12 Adverbs of attitude; 4.13 Adverbs of manner; 4.14 Adverbs of degree; 4.15 Interrogative adverbials; 4.16 Adverb comparison; 4.17 Cardinal numbers; 4.18 Ordinal numbers; 4.19 Fractions; 4.20 Clock times, days of the week and months; 4.21 Modal particles. Adjectives, adverbs and adverbials in context5 PREPOSITIONS; 5.1 Prepositions with the accusative; 5.2 Prepositions with the dative; 5.3 Prepositions with the dative or the accusative; 5.4 Prepositions with the genitive; 5.5 Prepositional adverbs; Prepositions in context; 6 VERBS: FORMS; 6.1 Principal parts: weak, strong and irregular verbs; 6.2 Tenses: general; 6.3 Conjugation of weak and strong verbs in simple tenses; 6.4 Separable and inseparable verbs; 6.5 Conjugation of irregular verbs; 6.6 Compound tenses; 6.7 haben or sein in the perfect?; 6.8 Forms of the passive. 6.9 Forms of the subjunctive6.10 Vowel changes with strong verbs; 6.11 List of strong and irregular verbs; Verb forms in context; 7 VERBS: USES; 7.1 The tenses and their use; 7.2 Present and future; 7.3 Past and perfect; 7.4 The passive with werden; 7.5 The 'subjectless' passive; 7.6 The passive with dative objects; 7.7 von or durch with the passive; 7.8 The passive with sein; 7.9 Alternatives to passive constructions; 7.10 The subjunctive: general; 7.11 Subjunctive II: conditional sentences; 7.12 Subjunctive I: reported speech; 7.13 The modal auxiliary verbs; 7.14 dürfen; 7.15 können.
Series Title: Essential grammar.
Responsibility: Martin Durrell, Emeritus Professor of German, University of Manchester ; Katrin Kohl, Professor of German, Jesus College, University of Oxford ; Claudia Kaiser, Senior German Language Instructor, University of Oxford ; Gudrun Loftus, Formerly Senior German Language Instructor, University of Oxford.

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