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Modern German Grammar


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Introduction How to use this book Glossary Part A: I Structures and sounds 1. Vowels 2. Dipthongs 3. Consonants 4. Stress II Word order 5. Simple sentences and main clauses 6. Two main clauses 7. Direct questions and commands 8. Subordinate clauses 9. Indirect questions 10. Relative clauses 11. Order of adverbials 12. Noun and pronoun objects 13. Position of nicht 14. Position of reflexive pronouns 15. Flexible word order and emphasis III The case system 16. The cases 17. The nominative 18. The accusative 19. The dative 20. The genitive 21. Apposition IV Nouns 22. The article 23. Use of the articles 24. Determiners 25. Gender 26. Compound nouns and acronyms 27. Gender variations 28. Noun declensions 29. Plurals V Pronouns 30. Pronoun reference and forms 31. Other forms used as pronouns 32. Pronouns used after prepositions VI Verbs 33. Verb forms 34. Use of tenses 35. Modal verbs 36. Separable and inseparable verbs 37. Reflexive verbs 38. Prepositional verbs 39. The subjunctive 40. The passive 41. Imperatives 42. Verbs and their completion: the basic sentence patterns VII Adjectives and adverbs 43. Predicative and attributive adjectives 44. Der declension 45. Ein declension 46. Zero declension 47. Other adjective types 48. Comparison of adjectives 49. Extended adjectival phrases 50. Adverbs 51. Comparison of adverbs VIII Word structure and word formation 52. Principles of word formation 53. Forming verbs 54. Forming nouns 55. Forming adjectives 56. Forming adverbs 57. The meaning of verbal prefixes IX Style and orthography 58. Formal and informal style 59. Spelling and punctuation Part B: Functions X Social contract 60. Greeting 61. Making introductions 62. Taking leave 63. Eating and drinking 64. Giving and receiving complements65. Expressing commiseration 66. Expressing good wishes 67. Giving and receiving thanks, expressing appreciation 68. Expressing apologies and regret XI Giving and seeking factual information 69. Talking and enquiring about existence 70. Talki


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`The entire series is outstanding. Why? Because it's totally practical without getting stuck in grammatical obscurities. It reflects the actual, contemporary use of the language as it is used by ordinary, educated speakers.' - Harold Goodman, author of the Michel Thomas courses

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