A New Method of Learning the German Language: Embracing Both the Analytic and Synthetic Modes of Instruction ...

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1852 - German language - 504 pages
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Page 245 - Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
Page 324 - English verb, which, unlike the Greek and Latin verb, has only two or three varieties in its termination; yet, we perplex the learner with no less than...
Page 89 - ... commands. Conscience is the voice of the soul, the passions are the voice of the body.
Page 325 - Cafcett, to have, fein, to be, and nxrben, to become. These verbs, though chiefly employed as auxiliaries, are often themselves in the condition of principal verbs. In that case, they aid one another in the formation of the compound tenses. A glance at the paradigms will show, how this is done. (3) As auxiliaries, these three verbs enter into the composition of the compound tenses, active and passive, of all classes of verbs. (4...
Page 426 - When the nominatives are of different persons, the verb is commonly plural, and takes the first person rather than the second and the second rather than the third ; as, Si tu et Tullia valitis, ego et Cicero valemus, " If you and Tullia are well, Cicero and I are well.
Page 319 - S 64.. RELATIVE PRONOUNS. (1) The proper office of a relative pronoun is to represent an antecedent word or phrase ; but, while so doing, it serves also to connect the different clauses of a sentence. The Relatives in German are these...
Page 311 - The neuter pronoun (ее) of the third person singular, like the words it and there in English, is often employed, as a nominative, both before and after verbs, singular and plural, as a mere expletive ; that is>, more for the purpose of aiding the sound than the sense of the sentence. In this use, moreover, it is construed with words of all genders. Thus...
Page 318 - Jlinb, that same child ; eben berfefte, the very same. § 63. DETERMINATIVE PRONOUNS. (1) The pronouns of this class are commonly set down among the demonstratives. Their distinctive feature, however, is that of being used where an antecedent is to be limited by a relative clause succeeding, and so rendered more or less prominent or emphatic : thus, ber, toeldjer Hug ^anbelt, berbifnt ? cfc, he (that man) who acts wisely, deserves praise.
Page 37 - ... any), the adjective has, in the nominative masculine and in the nominative and accusative neuter, the terminations of the old declension, and, in all the other cases, those of the new.

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