German Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice

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Overview

An exciting new series that teaches students how to use grammar like a native speaker

The best way to bring the grammar of a language to life is by experiencing it in context, as it's actually used by native speakers and writers. Designed for intermediate and advanced students, the books in this series put foreign grammar into context for students with an array of engaging texts, including newspaper articles, song lyrics, literary texts, and even transcriptions from TV talk shows.

Each chapter focuses on a specific element of grammar. A short text is followed by an explanation of the relevant grammar and several exercises. Exercises center on specific topics and stress everyday words and expressions. Students get to build vocabularies while honing grammar skills.

Throughout, elements of grammar that are especially difficult for English speakers are highlighted.

Featuring excerpts from everything from political debates to German sitcoms, Freud to recipes for sausage and sauerkraut, German Grammar in Contextoffers a unique approach to mastering one of the most exacting of European grammars.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071419284
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Acknowledgements vii
List of grammatical terms ix
1 Gender 1
2 Noun plurals 5
3 Case 10
4 Use of articles 20
5 Adjectives 26
6 Comparatives and superlatives 34
7 Personal pronouns and possessives 39
8 Demonstratives 46
9 Relative pronouns 51
10 Present tense 57
11 Imperative 63
12 Past tense 66
13 Perfect tense 72
14 Pluperfect tense 79
15 Future 82
16 Conditional 86
17 Subjunctive in reported speech 92
18 Passive 101
19 Separable verbs 108
20 Reflexive verbs 112
21 Infinitives and modal verbs 117
22 Negation 125
23 Questions 130
24 Prepositions 134
25 Conjunctions 146
26 Word order 152
27 Word formation 162
28 Punctuation and spelling 172
Appendix 1 Common strong and irregular verbs 179
Appendix 2 Article and adjective endings 184
Appendix 3 Revision texts 186
Appendix 4 Key to exercises 203
Appendix 5 Key to revision texts 217
Recommended reading 224
Index 225
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