Easy German Stories

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Philip Schuyler Allen
Scott, Foresman & Company, 1903 - German language - 241 pages
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Page 129 - occur In successive syllables, one may be omitted. 32 The possessives are: mein, bein, fein, iljt, unfet, euet. In inflection they agree in number, gender, and case with the noun which they modify. For the possessive + noun may be substituted : bet, bie,
Page 180 - In use, the participle conforms entirely to the adjective, being declined like the latter and employed, attributively, predicatively, or substantively like it. The only difference is that the participle may have a verbal or objective modifier which always precedes it. The present participle is active, tbepast participle passive in its meaning. Ex.—
Page 175 - cf. 182. (6) UNREAL CONDITION 185 This levelling out of all difference in meaning between present and preterite, perfect and pluperfect subjunctive has not extended to the other uses of the subjunctive. On the contrary, there is here a very sharply drawn distinction in meaning. Present time = Preterite snbj. Past time = Pluperfect
Page 141 - SUBJUNCTIVE MODE—The present subjunctive shows none of the irregularities of syncopation or umlaut that we have observed in the indicative. It is formed regularly upon the present stem. In the preterite a distinction is observed between the strong and weak verbs, the former taking the umlaut, the latter not (except in
Page 170 - is the natural" form of address and is used whenever no conventional restraints are felt, as is the case when we address animals, children, members of the family, or very intimate friends, and in prayer. @te (really third person plural) is used in all conventional conversation, both in singular and plural.
Page 176 - or Diplomatic (also known as subjunctive of weakened assertion), ie, a modest statement of a fact which, by being put into the subjunctive, receives a tentative air, as though the speaker were open to conviction on the subject. (This may be considered a part of an unreal condition.) Ex.—
Page 170 - (I see Charles, he is just in time). The demonstrative pronoun produces greater stress and emphasizes the relation to the preceding word. The only difference between a demonstrative clause, such as the above, and the relative clause is in the order of words, which, however, changes the emphasis: ЗФ
Page 173 - When he stepped into the room, his brother went out. This rule is not absolute, as the best writers show great divergence of use, but it will be found a safe working basis. The pluperfect tense represents an action that has occurred previous to some other past event— @r
Page 129 - bid) fid) une eudj fid) 30 The other pronouns may be divided into two classes, according as they follow the declension of the definite or that of the indefinite article (of. 11 and 12). Possessives 3 I The possessive pronouns follow the declension of the indefinite article
Page 141 - (a) The inflection of weak and of strong verbs is identical, except in the formation of the preterite and of the perf. participle as shown above. The personal endings and tense auxiliaries are the same for both. (b) EXCEPTION—Strong verbs with the stem vowel e change this

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