Hammer's German Grammar and Usage
Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGE provides 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.
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3 Personal pronouns
4 The articles
5 Other determiners and pronouns
8 Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
15 The passive
the imperative and the subjunctive
17 The modal auxiliaries
19 Conjunctions and subordination
21 Word Order
22 Word formation
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accusative case accusative object action adjectives adverbials alternative auxiliary Chapter colloquial speech commands common commonly Compare complements compound conjunction construction contexts corresponds to English dative case dative object declension definite article determiner emphasis ending especially examples exceptions express feminine finite verb followed formal registers forms frequent further future gender genitive given going indefinite indicate infinitive clause interrogative Kinder Konjunktiv less letter main clause masculine meaning means modal neuter nominative normally noun phrase numeral occur particular passive past participle past tense perfect tense plural position possessive possible practice prefixes prepositional object prepositions present tense pronoun question refer reflexive verbs rule sense sentence separable similar simple singular speaker spoken German stressed strong subjunctive subordinate clause suffix syllable Table things transitive typically unserer usage uses usual usually vowel weak words writing written German