Practice Makes Perfect Complete German Grammar

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 30, 2011 - Foreign Language Study - 272 pages

Build your confidence in your German skills with practice, practice, practice!

From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of German grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of German as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style.

Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes:

  • Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up
  • Advice on how to avoid common mistakes
  • A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks

Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on German grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete German Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak German the way the native speakers do.

 

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Contents

1 Pronunciation and gender
1
2 Definite and indefinite articles
7
3 Pronouns plurals and the verb sein
17
4 Titles locations and interrogatives
26
5 The verbs haben and werden and negation
37
6 The present tense and numbers
47
7 Direct objects and the accusative case
56
8 Irregular verbs in the present tense
64
16 Regular verbs in the present perfect tense and more imperatives
136
17 Genitive case the comparative and the superlative
144
18 Irregular verbs in the present perfect tense and adjectives
151
19 Past perfect future and future perfect tenses
161
20 Relative pronouns
168
21 Modifiers adverbs reflexive pronouns and conjunctions
175
22 Double infinitive structures
183
23 Infinitive clauses
191

9 Separable and inseparable prefixes and imperatives
74
10 Accusative case prepositions and interrogatives
85
11 Regular verbs in the past tense and word order
95
12 Indirect objects and the dative case
104
13 Irregular verbs in the past tense
112
14 Modal auxiliaries in the present and past tenses
120
15 The accusativedative prepositions
129
24 The passive voice
197
25 The subjunctive
204
The principal parts of irregular verbs
215
Prepositions and their required cases
223
Summary of declensions
227
Answer key
229
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About the author (2011)

Ed Swick has taught German for 30 years. He is the author of Practice Makes Perfect: German Vocabulary and Practice Makes Perfect: German Sentence Builder.

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