Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Front Cover
Routledge, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 553 pages
1 Review
Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGEprovides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today.

This new edition includes:
-concise descriptions of the main grammatical phenomena of German and their use
-examples of grammar taken from contemporary German, helping you to understand the underlying grammatical principles more quickly
-invaluable guidance on pronunciation and the German accent
-discussion of new words from English roots such as 'zertweeten' ('to tweet'), helping you to communicate in German as used by Germans today
-clarification on the spelling reform and current spellings of German, thus increasing your confidence while writing and reading in German.

Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

If you want understand even more...

User Review  - MikeB - Borders

I used this book during my preparations to move to Germany. I later gave that edition to a friend who moved there after we had returned. Now I want my daughter in high school German to be able to use ... Read full review

Contents

1 Nouns
1
2 Case
33
3 Personal pronouns
48
4 The articles
62
5 Other determiners and pronouns
78
6 Adjectives
119
7 Adverbs
137
8 Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
152
15 The passive
297
the imperative and the subjunctive
312
17 The modal auxiliaries
336
valency
353
19 Conjunctions and subordination
384
20 Prepositions
406
21 Word Order
450
22 Word formation
475

9 Numerals
163
10 Modal particles
176
11 Expressions of time
204
conjugation
223
13 The infinitive and the participles
254
14 Uses of the tenses
283
23 Spelling pronunciation and punctuation
501
List of sources
517
Bibliography and references
519
Glossary
524
Index
533
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)


Martin Durrell is Emeritus Professor of German at Manchester University.

Bibliographic information