Beginning German

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Page 100 - A Relative Pronoun agrees with its Antecedent in gender and number. Its case depends on its construction in the clause in which it stands.
Page 178 - The boys sat on one side, and the girls on the other; and seldom, perhaps, has there been a company more under the influence of things unseen.
Page 110 - Germans themselves occasionally make a slip of this kind. • flitter 3R5nner, "the oaths of good men" (there is no article or pronoun preceding fluter, which therefore takes the -et genitive plural ending). If the preceding word has a declensional ending, the ending of the adjective is -e in the nominative singular masculine, feminine and neuter, and in the accusative singular feminine and neuter, -en in all other cases: bet gute Wntut, "the good man" (ber has characteristic masc.
Page 46 - Battre, and all verbs formed with it (abattre, combattre, etc.) take only one t in the singular of the present indicative, and the second singular of the imperative : je bats, tu bats, il bat, ne bats pas.
Page 108 - ... final e and no apostrophe will not be asked. ADJECTIVE [Page 320} General division of adjectives. — The exact subdivision of adjectives presents grave difficulties. The scheme given is offered as practically right, and easily teachable. Adjectives fall into two great divisions. One of these expresses the kind or condition of a person or thing spoken of, as in "good boy,
Page 63 - ... sense of the word but separate, independent parts of speech, which take on the nature of a prefix in any given compound. Most frequently used are prepositions and adverbs. The separable prefix invariably receives the principal accent. 1. They are called separable prefixes because in the simple tenses (Present and Past) and in the Imperative the prefix is separated from the simple verb and placed at the end of the clause or sentence : cmfancjen: cr fongt mit grower greube on, SDeutfd) 311 lernen.
Page 100 - German tons fur etn, in which etn (with case-endings identical with those of the indefinite article, cf. 48) alone is declined and agrees in gender, number and case with the noun it modifies.
Page 183 - Wolfgang Goethe was born on the 28th of August, 1749, in the city of Frankfurt-on-theMain and died on the 22nd of March, 1832, in Weimar.

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