A Grammar of the German Language

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J.H. Bohte, 1818 - German language - 465 pages
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Page 22 - There is not, in my opinion, a more pleasing and triumphant consideration in religion than this of the perpetual progress which the soul makes towards the perfection of its nature, without ever arriving at a period in it.
Page 379 - When the antecedents are of different persons, the first person is preferred to the second, and the second to the third ; as, "John, and thou, and I, are attached to our country.
Page 1 - Low German, because that new dialect appertained to a country situated higher up, that is to say, more to the south. In this manner there existed, about the time of the Reformation, three grand divisions of the German language, viz. the Upper German (Ober Deutsch), the Low German (Nieder Deutsch, or Platt Deutsch"), and lastly the High German (Hock Dtutschft.
Page 22 - ... every instance to my convenience ? Is there no excess of cold, none of heat, to offend me ? Am I never annoyed by animals, either of my own, or a different kind ? Is every thing subservient to me, as though I had ordered all myself?
Page 395 - The same is to be said of legren, to teach, which either is followed by two accusatives, one of the thing, and the other of the person ; or by the dative of the person, and the accusative of the thing.
Page 221 - And shepherd girls from eyes profane shall hide The gentle bird, who sings of pity best ; For still thy voice shall soft affections move, And still be dear to sorrow, and to love ! SONNET.
Page 370 - I.—The adjective must agree with its substantive, in gender, number, and case. This rule applies not only to the adjective in its first, or positive, state, but also to the degrees of comparison. The substantive is sometimes understood, yet the agreement remains: for example...
Page 324 - Weil expresses a real reason why a thing is or takes place. Obs. F. The present participle may, in English, be converted into a substantive by a preceding article, as : the reading, the writing, the speaking. This cannot be done in German, where the infinitive must be employed, as : bag £efen, bag ©djreifcen, bad Spredjen.
Page 361 - It will be seen that in those, which are susceptible of variations, certain modifications take place. Words either agree with, or govern, one another. The agreement consists in this, that they are put in the same gender, number, case, person, tense. And one word is said to govern the other, when, by the power of the former, the latter must necessarily assume a particular shape; for example, a certain case in declension, or such and such a mood, in conjugation. Therefore, the agreement and government...
Page 348 - ... therefore, not enough to peruse a list of the prepositions ; but it is necessary to attend to their application, in phraseology. II. The prepositions are always placed before their cases, a few only excepted. In English, a preposition may be put quite at the end of the sentence ; and this...

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