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Title: A Student Grammar of German
Written By: Paul Stocker
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6469788/A%20Student%20Grammar%20of%20German/?site_locale=en_US
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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 as clear and jargon-free way as possible. 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. 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.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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ISBN-13: 9780521012584
Pages: 274
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ISBN-13: 9780521813136
Pages: 274
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