German Quickly: A Grammar for Reading German

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German Quickly:  A Grammar for Reading German, is a thorough, straightforward textbook with a sense of fun. It teaches the fundamentals for reading German literary and scholarly texts of all levels of difficulty.  It can be used as an introductory text for scholars with no background in German, or it can serve as a reference text for students wishing to review German.  The grammar explanations are detailed and clear, addressing common problems students encounter while learning to read German.  The book includes thought-provoking and entertaining reading selections, consisting mainly of aphorisms and proverbs.  There are also 12 appendices, including a summary of German grammar, a partial answer key, strategies for learning German, and an extensive humanities vocabulary. 

April Wilson has been offering German reading courses to graduate students in the University of Chicago community since 1972.  Her courses have an excellent reputation for providing students with the essentials of German grammar, quickly. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820423241
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: American University Studies Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 364

Table of Contents

English Grammar Necessary For Learning German 1
Pronunciation Guide 7
Ch. 1 A General Introduction 10
Ch. 2 The Present Tense of Verbs and the Personal Pronouns 16
Ch. 3 The Case Endings 21
Ch. 4 Adjectives and Adverbs 33
Ch. 5 Prepositions 41
Ch. 6 Basic Verb Placement (Part I) 57
Ch. 7 The Pronouns 65
Ch. 8 Weak Nouns and Adjectives Used as Nouns 73
Ch. 9 The Various Uses of Es 78
Ch. 10 The Future Tense 82
Ch. 11 Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs 86
Ch. 12 Da- Und Wo-Compounds 92
Ch. 13 Verb Prefixes 98
Ch. 14 Verb Tenses (Part I) 103
Ch. 15 Verb Tenses (Part II) 109
Ch. 16 The Plurals 118
Ch. 17 How to Use a German Dictionary 123
Ch. 18 Common Suffixes 130
Ch. 19 The Modal Auxiliaries 133
Ch. 20 The Zu Construction 141
Ch. 21 Co-Ordinating Conjunctions 146
Ch. 22 Basic Verb Placement (Part II) 149
Ch. 23 Dependent Clauses (I) 154
Ch. 24 Dependent Clauses (II) - Wer, Was, Wie, Wo, Warum 159
Ch. 25 Dependent Clauses (III) - Relative Clauses 163
Ch. 26 The Reflexive 171
Ch. 27 The Overloaded Adjective Construction 179
Ch. 28 The Passive 187
Ch. 29 Constructions to be Translated Passively in English; The "Fake" Passive 193
Ch. 30 The Subjunctive (Part I) 198
Ch. 31 The Subjunctive (Part II) 203
32 Other Subjunctive Forms 209
33 When the Sentence Starts with a Verb 216
34 Other Pronouns 219
35 Troublesome Words 224
App. A A summary of German grammar 237
App. B Patterns for strong verbs 246
App. C Days of the week, months, numbers 249
App. D Time phrases 251
App. E Genitive and plural noun endings 253
App. F Descriptions of German dictionaries 254
App. G Partial answer key 261
App. H General and Humanities vocabulary 285
App. I German Proper Names 357
Index 363
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