A German Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Based on the Public School German Grammar of A.L. Meissner

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1898 - German language - 436 pages
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Page 105 - Certain strong verbs undergo modification or change of the root vowel in the second and third persons singular of the present indicative and in the imperative singular.
Page 286 - He did it in order to frighten us. 2. I never saw this place without thinking of my old friend. 3. I have to write several letters. 4. We eat in order to live ; we do not live in order to eat. 5. It was a pleasure to see these happy people. 6. I am ready to follow you everywhere. 7. We are going to walk ; will you go with [us] ? 8. To err is human ; to forgive is divine. 9. He thinks he is (infin.') a great man.
Page 275 - London before we arrive there. 10. We were just about to go for a walk when it began to rain. II. How long have you been learning German? 12. I have been learning it [these] three months, and now I am beginning to make more rapid progress (//•)• 13. I have worn this coat [for] eight years; it is time to buy a new [one].
Page 209 - The full -moon shone on (tf<r.) the castle-on-the- mountain. 5. Put the wine-glasses upon the * But BRANDT, from whom we take these examples — and to whose German Grammar we owe many obligations — adds in a note ( 521): "The Capacity of German for forming such compounds is generally exaggerated, and that of English generally underrated.
Page 131 - ... taken a drive with her sister. 12. I should wash (myself), if I had soap and water. 13. The rifle is loaded ; the soldier loaded it. 14. We should take a ride, if the weather were fine. 15. What do you take (hold) me for, sir? 16. You are mistaken. 17. I beg [for] pardon, sir; I have been mis taken. 18. Our friends will rejoice that their children love one another so warmly. LESSON XXV. Mixed and Irregular Verbs. 253. A small number of verbs change their root-vowel in the past indicative and...
Page 157 - XIII. will here be stated more fully : 296. >a>cn is used with all transitive verbs — with all reflexive verbs — with the modal verbs — with most impersonals — and with most intransitives which express simple action, with or without indirect object. NOTE. — By transitive verbs are meant strictly those which take an accusative object — not always the same in German as, apparently, in English. 297.
Page 303 - you are young, and have the world yet before you ; remember this accident. Bend when you should, and you will save yourself
Page 171 - Conjunctions are important chiefly from theii influence on the order of words. (See Lesson XXXVI.) 325. Co-ordinating conjunctions are either pure conjunctions (the simple connectives) or adverbial conjunctions. Pure Conjunctions. 326. The pure conjunctions cause neither inversion nor transposition of the verb. These are and, but, or, for: unb, and. fonbern, but. aber, but, however. ober, or.
Page 138 - As above remarked ( 263), the sense can always be made cleai by the substitution of equivalent phrases for the defective English forms. It is also worthy of remark that the real difficulty in these idioms is usually in English, not in German. 268. The modal verbs are used, much more freely than in English, as independent verbs, or with omission of the infinitive ; as : (Jr fanit fail Gngltjdj, he knows no English; man mufj mrf)t mitffcil, one must not be compelled.
Page 166 - Ordinal adverbs, ending in -en3 (see 399) ; as, erftenS, firstly ; jhwtenS, secondly, etc. Expressions of Weight and Measure. 312. Nouns of quantity, weight, or measure, except feminines in e, are used in the singular after a numeral. The English 'of is not expressed. Thus : bra $funb 3:b ee, three pounds of tea ; aeb.n gufj lang, ten feet long.

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